National team doctor gives update on injured PSG star

Brazil have downplayed the injury suffered by Neymar after the Paris Saint-Germain star was forced off against Cameroon

The forward came off just eight minutes into the game with what seemed to be a muscular injury and headed straight down the tunnel. PSG will be anxiously awaiting the extent of any possible injury to the world’s most expensive player, with Liverpool visiting in a crunch Champions League game in seven days.

“He felt a discomfort on the right side of his groin region,” Brazil doctor Rodrigo Lasmar told Globo “He complained and underwent an early assessment, but he already began his treatment. It doesn’t seem serious at first, but we should wait and see how he develops.” Neymar posted on Instagram: “Thanks to everyone who sent me messages wishing a good recovery. I think it was nothing serious.”

French star Kylian Mbappe was also forced off holding his shoulder during his nation friendly against Uruguay to add further worries on PSG and Thomas Tuchel. Club teammate Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting also admitted it would be a big loss if Neymar is ruled out of the clash with Liverpool.

The Brazil star was booed off by the 29,669 crowd — a record footballing attendance at Stadium MK. There was very less sympathy from the fans for the £200 million playmakers, but this lack of sympathy was not shared by the opposition, in particular, Choupo-Moting, who joined PSG from Stoke City last summer.

“I talked quickly with him but it was just after the injury. I think I hope he will be OK,” Choupo-Moting said. “He had an injury and felt something. It was his adductor I think. “I hope for him it’s not that serious. You have to be careful. If you feel something there you shouldn’t risk it.”

Choupo-Moting admitted the 26-year-old if ruled out of the match against the Reds, would be missed by PSG. “Of course it would be worrying because he’s a very important player. No player’s more important than the whole team, but we need him. We hope he’s not injured for a long time.”

Authors take

The French champions will be sweating over the injuries to Neymar and Mbappe and will be hoping their problems are nothing serious ahead of the huge Champions League clash. With qualification to the knockouts on the line, nothing but a win will do for the Parisians, and that can only be achieved by having their best players available.

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