Neymar a doubt to be fit in time for Brazil’s upcoming games

Neymar will miss Paris Saint-Germain’s next three matches after injuring his thigh muscle against Basaksehir in the Champions League, as reported on Thursday. As it stands, he is also a major doubt for Brazil’s upcoming international games.

Neymar has had his fair share of injury problems over recent seasons, and it doesn’t look as though they’re going to ease any time soon. 

He was redrawn just after 25 minute into the game in Istanbul on Wednesday, but PSG went on to win 2-0. 

“The Brazilian, who had tried to play on before asking to be substituted, underwent an MRI scan that revealed a tear to the adductor,” the RMC Sport website said. 

Paris Saint-Germain will face Nantes on Saturday, RB Leipzig in the Champions League next week and Rennes on November 7, in their next three fixtures. 

After that, it is followed by international break when Brazil are due to face Venezuela and Uruguay in World Cup qualifying. 

“No indication has yet been given of his participation in the Brazilian national team’s gathering,” RMC Sport added. 

PSG head coach Thomas Tuchel was already dealing with a lot of injury problems in the squad with Marco VerrattiMauro Icardi, Leandro ParedesJulian Draxler and Juan Bernat all on that list.  

Neymar has managed to score twice and make four assists for his team this season despite missing the start of the season due to Covid-19 and two more games following his red card against Marseille. 

Neymar was part of the Brazil lineup that recorded two victories against Peru and Bolivia earlier this month. The forward bagged a hat-trick against Peru and supplied assists in the next outing. 

His absence would no doubt come as a blow to the Seleção. 

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