Mon. Feb 18th, 2019

PSG star Neymar arrives in Barcelona on crutches for treatment on foot injury


Neymar returns to Barcelona on crutches for treatment on foot injury after being ruled out of Champions League clash with Manchester United

  • Neymar arrived in Spain on Friday morning for treatment on his injured foot
  • The Paris Saint-Germain star was pictured on crutches at Barcelona airport 
  • The Brazilian forward has been ruled out for 10 weeks after damaging metatarsal
  • It means he will miss both Champions League games with Manchester United 

Sam Mcevoy For Mailonline

Neymar was spotted on crutches as he arrived at Barcelona airport to continue treatment on his foot injury.

The 27-year-old injured his metatarsal in the French Cup win over Strasbourg last month and will miss Paris Saint-Germain’s crucial Champions League last-16 clash with Manchester United.

Neymar understandably didn’t appear to be in the mood to be interviewed as he hopped out of his black taxi on Friday afternoon.

The Brazilian hobbled through Barcelona airport on Friday

Neymar has arrived in Barcelona on crutches as he continues treatment on his injured foot

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Wearing a black hoody, hat, and sunglasses, Neymar hobbled past reporters before being guided through the airport.

The Brazilian had initial scans at PSG’s training base but flew out to Spain last week for further assessments and is set to continue his treatment in Barcelona.

A team of medical experts concluded that he does not require surgery on the problem but is set to be sidelined for the next 10 weeks. 

He has been ruled out of PSG's two-legged Champions League tie against Manchester United

He has been ruled out of PSG’s two-legged Champions League tie against Manchester United

This will mean Neymar will miss PSG’s first leg against the Red Devils at Old Trafford next Tuesday and the return leg on March 6.

He will also miss key Ligue 1 clashes against Lyon, St Etienne and Montpellier in the next month. 

PSG were also dealt a fresh injury blow this week after Marco Verratti experienced more issues during training. 

Marco Verratti (centre, back) has been hit by another injury ahead of the Manchester United tie

Marco Verratti (centre, back) has been hit by another injury ahead of the Manchester United tie

The midfielder had only recently recovered from an ankle problem picked up last month

The midfielder had only recently recovered from an ankle problem picked up last month

The Italian midfielder looked set to return after featuring in training on Wednesday but failed to complete the session.

‘Marco Verratti could not finish training yesterday. He had problems,’ PSG boss Thomas Tuchel said on Thursday. 

‘His new problem is something else, but I do not know too much.’ 



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