Paris Saint-Germain has confirmed that Neymar Jr. won’t play any more matches in 2020.
The Brazilian forward already missed out on PSG’s last game, a 2-0 win over Lorient in Ligue 1. He will also miss the crucial game at Lille on Sunday. After playing 15 games, PSG find themselves one point behind Lille at the top of the table.
Neymar will also miss the home game with Strasbourg on Wednesday, December 23, which is PSG’s last game of the year.
Neymar had a rough year. After his Covid-19 detection, fitness issues, a suspension and now, another injury.
During Paris Saint-Germain’s match against Lyon, player Thiago Mendes attempted to block Neymar, but ended up tackling him in a manner where Neymar’s ankle unfortunately got entangled, and suffered injuries. The Brazilian forward was carried out on a stretcher, crying, and clutching his ankle in agony.
He posted on Instagram: “It could have been worse, but once again God saved me from something serious. My cry was of pain, despair, fear, anguish, surgery, crutches and other horrible memories. I hope to recover and return as quickly as possible.”
Neymar’s father furiously reacted to the incident by ranting on social media.
Here’s the complete message that Neymar Sr wrote on his Instagram post as translated by Mirror:
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“F***… how much longer? We have spoken about this so much, we have so underlined the excess of violence.
Why not stop it at the start, with the first foul, why wait until the 7th, 8th, 9th? We are not taking the necessary measures throughout the entire match, during which Neymar was the victim of a dozen fouls, always violent ones.
This encourages these type of players and attitudes. Continue like this and football will really lose a lot… FOR HOW MUCH LONGER WILL THE VICTIM BE THE ONE AT FAULT?
It is up to the person who controls the match, the person who has the opportunity to protect… ahh… What can we do? I hope that God looks after you.”