Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar has emerged as a doubt for next week’s Champions League clash against Liverpool after picking up an injury while on international duty.
The PSG forward managed just six minutes of Brazil’s 1-0 friendly win over Cameroon in Milton Keynes after suffering an adductor muscle injury while taking a shot.
He appeared to be in some pain as he left the pitch and team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar has confirmed that he will undergo a scan to determine the extent of the injury.
“He came off complaining of pain. He felt a discomfort, he will need a bit more time to evaluate it and take a scan, but in principle, it is not a serious injury,” Lasmar said.
Shortly after the match Neymar took to social media to echo the thoughts of Lasmar, posting on Instagram: “Thanks to everyone who sent me messages wishing me a quick recovery, I don’t think it’s anything serious.”
Meanwhile, Neymar’s PSG team-mate Kylian Mbappe appeared to suffer a shoulder injury during France’s 1-0 win over Uruguay but manager Didier Deschamps is hopeful that it is not too serious.
“He has a sore shoulder, he’s fallen badly. He will have to see after with the medical staff. I hope it’s not bad,” Deschamps said.
Liverpool travel to France to face Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, 28 November live on BT Sport on the eir sport pack [kick-off 8pm].