November 21, 2018 / 9:34 PM / in 21 days

Soccer: PSG's Neymar suffers groin strain, Mbappe bruises shoulder

Soccer Football - International Friendly - Brazil v Cameroon - Stadium MK, Milton Keynes, Britain - November 20, 2018 Brazil's Neymar looks on Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

PARIS (Reuters) - Paris St Germain said on Wednesday that Neymar had suffered a groin strain and Kylian Mbappe a bruised shoulder while on international duty, a week ahead of a crucial Champions League clash against Liverpool.

Neymar strained his right adductor muscle and had to come off seven minutes into Brazil’s 1-0 win over Cameroon on Tuesday, while fellow forward Mbappe fell awkwardly before halftime in France’s 1-0 victory over Uruguay and was also withdrawn.

“They will undergo a 48-hour period of treatment before further evaluation,” PSG said in a statement.

The French club are at home to Toulouse on Saturday and will hope to extend their record-breaking start to the Ligue 1 season with a 14th consecutive victory, before playing Liverpool on Nov. 28.

PSG sit third in Champions League Group C, a point behind leaders Napoli and Liverpool with two matches left to play.

Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Toby Davis

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below