The comeback against París Saint Germain (PSG) against Saint-Étienne (1-3), in a match played this Sunday by France’s Ligue 1, it was overshadowed by the concern it has generated throughout the team led by Mauricio Pochettino the injury of the Brazilian attacker Neymar Jr., who left the match on a stretcher after his ankle bent.
In pain, dismayed, with his hands on his eyes and tears, he has thus removed from the grass one of the cracks of the so-called golden trident of PSG, which makes one think the worst. It all happened in the 86th minute of the match, when the footballer sprained his ankle in a very unfortunate action in which he did not step well. He was quickly replaced by Éric Junior Dina-Ebimbe.
It would not be just any injury for the Brazilian, taking into account that he has already suffered from his ankle in recent years. In January 2019, against Strasbourg in the French League Cup, he fractured the fifth metatarsal of his right foot and was out for 85 days after a hard tackle.
Neymar’s more injuries
Later, with the Brazilian national team, in a friendly against Qatar, played in June 2019, he broke the ligaments in his right ankle, leaving the Copa América that same year without playing.. At that time, the footballer did not return until the following season. And now, it is the turn of the left ankle, in an action, which looks to lower it for a few weeks in the absence of medical tests to confirm the damage.
In December of last year, he also had a sprained ankle due to a kick from his compatriot Mendes and even wrote on his social networks: “They were cries caused by pain, hopelessness, fear, anguish, surgery, crutches and other bad memories.” That should be the same feeling and sensations that the player should have right now. It only remains to wait for the respective evaluations.