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Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar stretchered off the pitch after suffering horror ankle injury

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PSG superstar Neymar suffers nasty ankle injury after landing on Saint-Etienne defender as Brazilian faces period on the sidelines in blow to Mauricio Pochettino

  • Paris Saint-Germain will be left sweating over the fitness of star player Neymar
  • He sustained an ankle injury during their 3-1 draw with St-Etienne on Sunday
  • He was stretchered off the pitch and could be ruled out for a prolonged period
  • Neymar has promised fans he will be back ‘stronger and better’ than before 


Paris Saint-Germain will be left sweating over the fitness of Neymar after he was forced off during their game with Saint-Etienne on Sunday afternoon. 

PSG beat Saint-Etienne 3-1 and extended their lead at the top of the Ligue 1 table thanks to goals from Marquinhos and Angel Di Maria. 

But, the French side were reluctant to celebrate the result given Neymar was stretchered off the pitch after suffering a horror ankle injury in the 85th minute.   

Paris Saint-Germain will be left sweating over the fitness of Neymar after he was stretchered off during their game with Saint-Etienne on Sunday afternoon (above)

Paris Saint-Germain will be left sweating over the fitness of Neymar after he was stretchered off during their game with Saint-Etienne on Sunday afternoon (above)

Neymar fell to the ground and immediately called out for help from his team-mates and the PSG medical staff after Yvann Macon’s sliding tackle. 

However, it was not the impact from the tackle itself that caused the injury. Neymar attempted to jump over Macon’s leg and landed awkwardly on his ankle.    

As a result, the medics rushed onto the pitch to attended to Neymar before placing him on a stretcher. 

The Brazilian forward was then carried off the pitch and down the tunnel to receive further treatment.  

The sliding tackle saw Neymar fall to the ground and immediately call out for help from his team-mates and the PSG medical staff

The sliding tackle saw Neymar fall to the ground and immediately call out for help from his team-mates and the PSG medical staff

The medics rushed onto the pitch to attended to Neymar before placing him on a stretcher. The forward was then carried off the pitch and down the tunnel to receive further treatment

The medics rushed onto the pitch to attended to Neymar before placing him on a stretcher. The forward was then carried off the pitch and down the tunnel to receive further treatment

PSG’s sporting director Leonardo was seen watching on from the stands as his star forward was withdrawn from the game.  

Neymar was subsequently replaced by Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe after being carried off the pitch. 

Neymar took to Instagram to confirm the status of his injury and tell his followers that he will return ‘better and stronger’ than before.

The Instagram post, shared on Sunday afternoon, said: ‘Unfortunately, these setbacks are a part of an athlete’s life. Now you have to raise your head and move on. I will come back better and stronger.’

Neymar took to Instagram to confirm the status of his injury and tell his followers that he will return 'better and stronger' than before

Neymar took to Instagram to confirm the status of his injury and tell his followers that he will return ‘better and stronger’ than before

Mauricio Pochettino has said that Neymar will undergo an examination on Monday to reveal the severity of his injury. 

The PSG manager told reporters at his post-match press conference: ‘For the moment there is nothing to say.

‘He felt pain from the twist of his ankle. Tomorrow, he will take exams and we will know a little more about his injury.’  

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