How long is Neymar out for and when will he return to the PSG side?
The Brazilian has been left out of PSG’s squad to face Montpellier due to muscular fatigue.
PSG forward Neymar has suffered a minor setback after showing signs of improvement recently. The Brazilian has not been included in PSG’s squad for Wednesday’s Ligue 1 match against Montpellier. According to the club’s medical report, he is suffering from “muscle fatigue” and, although the injury time was not specified, he should return on Saturday to face Toulouse at the Parc des Princes.
On Sunday, despite the 1-1 draw against Reims, the former Barcelona player scored the only goal for Christophe Galtier’s side and was very much involved in the game. He was, according to French outlet L’Équipe, the best of the front three and his ankle injury, which had prevented him from performing at his best in the few games after the World Cup, was a thing of the past.
This season, Neymar has scored 17 goals and provided 15 assists in 25 games in all competitions. After the World Cup, his performance level dropped significantly, seeing red on 28 December against Strasbourg and also struggling in the defeat to Rennes on 15 January, before scoring against Reims on Sunday.
PSG will play in Montpellier this Wednesday without one of their best players. It remains to be seen who will join Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé in attack. Neymar will make his comeback on Saturday against Toulouse before facing a serious run of matches in February that will determine how PSG’s season pans out.
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