Renowned footballer Neymar is nursing what appears to be a serious injury which he sustained during Paris Saint-Germain’s (PSG) 1-0 loss to Lyon on Sunday, 13 December 2020.
Although the extent of the injury remains unclear at this stage, Neymar, a forward for PSG, was close to tears and seen screaming in pain after a poor tackle from Thiago Mendes. The 28-year-old was carried off on a stretcher to the home dressing room.
Mendes, was slapped with a red card by referee Benoit Bastien for the violation and subsequently sent away.
Watch: The incident which caused Neymar’s injury
Following the incident, PSG’s head coach Thomas Tuchel said their star footballer was still undergoing treatment and that they would only learn of the seriousness of Neyma’s injury on Monday, 14 December 2020.
“He’s with the physio and the doctors and we have to wait for the tests tomorrow,” Tuchel told French broadcaster Telefoot.
Messages of support have since been flooding in for Neymar, many wishing him a speedy recovery.
The Brazilian athlete joined PSG for a whopping £200m (over R 4 billion) from Barcelona in August 2017 and has since gone to help the club bag three successive Ligue 1 title.
Neymar has scored nine goals in 11 games for PSG this season alone.