PSG star Neymar has ankle ligament damage after being stretchered off with injury against Lille

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PSG winger Neymar sustained ankle ligament damage on Sunday against Lille, his club announced on Tuesday.
  • PSG confirm nature of injury
  • Neymar avoids ankle fracture
  • But ligament damage still worrisome

WHAT HAPPENED? An MRI taken after Neymar was stretchered off on Sunday revealed that the Brazilian had not sustained a fractured ankle as initially feared, but a follow-up scan showed a sprain with ligament damage.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: PSG have the second leg of their last-16 tie with Bayern Munich scheduled for March 8, meaning they may have to compete without Neymar in that match as they try to overturn a 1-0 deficit. Any ankle problem is reason for concern for the attacker, who has been plagued by injuries of that nature throughout his career.

AND WHAT'S MORE: PSG also offered an update on left-back Nuno Mendes, announcing he will resume training this week after a knee injury.

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WHAT NEXT FOR PSG? Before the Bayern return leg, PSG will go up against Marseille and Nantes in Ligue 1.