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Neymar and Mbappé both injured during international friendlies

PSG player Neymar off injured v Cameroon

EDDIE KEOGH

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PSG play Liverpool on 28 November in the Champions League and may be without both players.

Neymar went off injured in the seventh minute of the Brazil v Cameroon friendly at the Stadium MK on Tuesday evening and he was joined on the injury list by PSG team-mate Mbappé, who fell awkwardly and injured his shoulder during France’s friendly against Uruguay.

Neymar injured during friendly against Cameroon

Neymar pulled up straight after sending a long ball into the box and indicated that he would not be able to carry on. He then lay down on the turf, holding his groin. He was helped from the field, limping, but not requiring a stretcher, to be replaced by Richarlison, who went on to open the scoring for Brazil.

After the match, Brazilian team doctor, Rodrigo Lasmar, said “it’s too early” to give a definitive diagnosis regarding Neymar’s injury, given that “it’ll need 24 hours to know exactly what’s happened”. However he was optimistic: “It doesn’t seem like anything serious, but I can’t say when he’ll be back”.

Mbappé injured after 36 minutes against Uruguay

Mbappé meanwhile went down as he ran through on Campana in the Uruguay goal, and twisted his arm and shoulder as he landed. After receiving medical attention he tried to carry on, but almost instantly asked to be substituted and went off in clear distress.

Mbappé down holding his injured shoulder

PSG v Liverpool in just over a week

PSG have a crunch Champions League match at home against Liverpool next Wednesday, 28 November, with PSG in a difficult position in the group.

 

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