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This Sunday the Brazilian Neymar Jr. was forced to leave the Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) match on a stretcher after suffering a spectacular injury to his right ankle in the duel against Lille.
The striker had scored the second goal for the Parisians and with which they won 2-1 when in the first minutes of the second half his ankle ended up injured in a ball dispute with Benjamin Andre. The Lille midfielder kicked him in the calf and twisted in the fall.
The South American was left prostrate on the pitch visibly sore and left the match on a stretcher applauded by the public. At the moment the extent of the injury is unknown and if the duel against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League will be lost.
Since his arrival in Paris, Neymar Jr. has accumulated a long history of ankle injuries and these have almost always occurred on these dates. It is not the first time that the Brazilian has lost the round of 16 of the Champions League.
PSG injury history
- Muscle Injury: From January 19-25, 2018, he missed two games.
- Fifth metatarsal fracture: Missed 16 games between February 26 and May 27. He was not in the round of 16 second leg of the Champions League against Real Madrid and arrived right at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
- Fifth metatarsal fracture: 85 days out, 18 games and absent in the round of 16 against Manchester United.
- Rib injury: In 2020 he missed four games, but managed to be in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 vs. Borussia Dortmund and scored goal
- Muscle injury: Nine games without activity and 36 days out. He also missed the Champions League round of 16 against FC Barcelona.
- The last one was this February 19, but the severity and its downtime are unknown.
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