Neymar's ankle in heavy strapping after Classique injury

Neymar scored in the victory before assisting Edinson Cavani for their fifth goal

The Parisian club confirmed on Monday that Neymar had suffered a sprain to his right ankle and a fissure to his fifth metatarsal, but they did not confirm the length of unavailability.

Neymar wanted PSG to sign Coutinho from Liverpool last month, only for the Brazil global to end up joining Barcelona instead.

Speaking to French television after Sunday's match, PSG captain Thiago Silva said: "I'm not a doctor, but I don't think he'll be available on Wednesday (when PSG face Marseille again in the French Cup)".

While PSG are leading the Ligue 1 table with 71 points from 27 matches, Marseille were left on the third spot after Sunday's result with 55 points from 27 games.

Mentor Unai Emery was cheerful on Neymar's condition and told the club's site: "The injury to Neymar was the only black mark".

PSG welcome Real Madrid to the Parc des Princes next week for the return leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash, trailing the Spanish giants 3-1 following the first leg at the Bernabeu.




Neymar was carried off on a stretcher during the 3-0 win after falling awkwardly while chasing a loose ball.

"It is false", Emery said of the reports that Neymar is to undergo surgery.

"We will see how he progresses before making a decision, and that will be made with the player himself".

Just previous year, Neymar's global team-mate Gabriel Jesus was out of action for two months after breaking a metatarsal playing for Manchester City.

Neymar's injury could also be detrimental to Brazil's chances at the World Cup, which starts in less than four months in Russian Federation. "Until Paris Saint-Germain decides on his future in terms of training or so on we will continue to wait. He is a very important player for us, but we have other players capable of stepping in".

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