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Neymar injured and is out of PSG against Leipzig

Neymar injured and is out of PSG against Leipzig

Brazilian Paris SG star Neymar will be out for the Champions League match against RB Leipzig in the Parc des Princes due to an adductor injury, his club announced on Monday.

The forward “will have to extend a recovery period of a few days before a return to normalcy with the group,” warned PSG, leaving doubts about his participation in the Ligue 1 Classic in Marseille on Sunday.

The 29-year-old has been in pain since his return, after playing with his team, from the qualifying rounds for the Qatar-2022 World Cup, playing his last match on Thursday against Uruguay (4-1).

«The priority is always the health of the players. Ney has a little problem. I hope it is only a matter of a few days, “said PSG Argentine coach Mauricio Pochettino.

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The Brazilian had trained this Monday morning, but “in the end he felt pain in his leg,” explained the coach.

«The last part of the training was lost, with the tactical preparation of the match. The logical decision was not to include him in the call, “added Pochettino.

“This decision, I have not made alone, but we have made it in a meeting. We do not have the necessary skills to decide in that sense, “explained the Rosario.

«If the medical team tells me that the player cannot train, he does not train. We are always one hundred percent with the decision of the medical team, for the health of the players “, concluded the coach.

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– Paredes and Di María either –

Neymar joins in this way in the infirmary the Spanish defender Sergio Ramos (calf) and the Argentine midfielder Leandro Paredes (right quadriceps).

For the latter, PSG specified that his “return to competition is scheduled after the next international truce”, set for mid-November.

Ramos, who has not yet played a game with PSG, will remain “under the control of the medical team for a few days”, before joining the collective training.

The surprise absence of Neymar, who participated in the collective session on Monday morning, open to the press, deprives Pochettino of an additional forward for the game against Leipzig.

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The suspended winger Ángel Di María will also not be able to play, while the scorer Mauro Icardi is doubtful, due to family problems.

In case of victory against the Germans, PSG would take a big step towards qualifying for the round of 16. AFP (HN)

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