Neymar Benched with Injury … Again

February 04, 2020

Neymar will miss out on Paris Saint-Germain (PSG’s) match against Nantes tonight, Tuesday 4 February, due to a rib injury.

The Brazilian superstar tangled with Arnaud Souquet during the first half of PSG’s 5-0 Ligue 1 victory over Montepellier on Saturday, 1 February. He limped off the pitch shortly afterwards, and it was later determined that he had injured his rib cartilage.

Neymar recently enjoyed a spectacular party on Saturday, 1 February – with a guestlist that included team-mates Marco Verratii, Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria – to celebrate his birthday on Wednesday, 5 February.

This latest injury continues the long-standing characteristic of the flamboyant forward who is often side-lined with injuries, despite enjoying high-level popularity.

Team manager, Thomas Tuchel, appears to be taking the injury news in his stride.

He said: “Is it the worst thing in the world? No.”

Aside from Neymar, PSG’s extensive injury list includes Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Ander Herrera, Juan Bernat, Abdou Diallo, Colin Dagba and Garissone Innocent.

It has not been confirmed when Neymar will return to the pitch.

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