Neymar set to make PSG return in January after spraining his ankle during the loss to Lyon, Ligue 1 champions confirm
NEYMAR will be out until January after spraining his ankle against Lyon last weekend.
The Paris Saint Germain star was stretchered off during his side's 1-0 home defeat and he will not return until the New Year.
PSG said in a statement: "Following the sprain to his left ankle, there is some bruising to the bone and he continues to undergo treatment at the training ground.
"He is expected to make his return in January."
The Brazilian superstar was scythed down in stoppage time.
Lyon's Thiago Mendes was sent off for the late horror tackle.
Neymar was then writhing in pain and could be seen holding his face as he fought back tears.
After a few minutes of treatment, he was carried down the tunnel on a a stretcher.
The attacker had already missed seven matches this season through injury, coronavirus and suspension.
Mendes' family were said to have received death threats after the lunge.
According to the midfielder's partner Kelly, furious Neymar and PSG fans have sent a number of threatening messages their way over the last few days.
When asked by CES to shed light on the alleged threats, Kelly said: “For your boyfriend’s actions, if anything happens to Neymar, you will pay with your life.
“You and your family, one by one.”
Lyon leapfrogged PSG in the Ligue 1 table after a 1-0 win at the Parc des Princes, Tino Kadewere scoring the only goal in the first half.
PSG said at the time: "The medical examinations carried out on Neymar are reassuring following his twisted ankle in Sunday's game against Lyon."
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