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Injured Neymar to Miss 7 PSG Ligue 1 Matches

French champions Paris Saint-Germain suffered a massive blow after one of the team’s star players, Neymar, suffered an ankle injury.

He will be sidelined for up to eight weeks after suffering ankle ligament damage, the French club confirmed on Monday

The 29-year-old Brazil international was carried off on a stretcher in the last few minutes of Sunday's 3-1 away victory at Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1.

Reports said Neymar will not be able to play seven PSG Ligue 1 matches and a Champions League tie.

CONFIRMATION

PSG said the examinations carried out confirm Neymar suffered a sprained left ankle with ligament damage. The club added that a further update would be made in the next three days..

In Ligue 1, PSG are 12 points clear of second-placed Rennes, while in the Champions League they are guaranteed to finish second in Group A and advance to the last 16.

PSG takes on Club Bruges at home on December 7, before the tournament resumes in February.

Meanwhile, former Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is set to return to training this week after missing the game against Saint-Etienne with a knee injury.

The 31-year-old playmaker is expected to be absent for the home match against Nice on Wednesday.

RALLY FROM 0-1 DOWN

In beating Saint Etienne, PSG battled back from 0-1 down to gain all three points in the game held at Stade Geoffroy Guichard.

The hosts led 1-0 after 23 minutes through the goal of Denis Bouanga but PSG roared back to turn the match around.

Marquinhos leveled the count in the second minute of added time in the first half before Angel Di Mari put the visitors up 2-1 in the 70th. Marquinhos scored again in the 91st to seal the win for Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.

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