Neymar suffered a sprained ankle and fractured metatarsal, says Paris Saint-Germain

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The striker suffered a sprained ankle and a fractured metatarsal when he was stretchered off in Sunday's win over Marseille, the Ligue 1 leaders has announced.

Asked if PSG was pressured by Brazil in its dealing with Neymar's injury, Emery said his team remains his priority.

Mentor Unai Emery was cheerful on Neymar's condition and told the club's site: "The injury to Neymar was the only black mark". We are going to wait.

This translates to the Brazilian likely being ruled out of playing in PSG's upcoming crucial second-leg of the UEFA Champions League fixture against Real Madrid.

"Neymar is doing this and his aim, no doubt, was Champions League because PSG didn't have the opportunity to win it yet".

While a player of Neymar's stature isn't replaceable and his absence will be felt-with estimates putting his recovery time at a month or more, per Fox Soccer-PSG certainly have the firepower to tread water without him.

The megastar could be out until May with the injury but the good news for the Brazilian is that he should be back fit by the time the World Cup rolls around in Russian Federation in June. "I talked to the doctors and we're yet to make a decision".

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The 26-year-old started the game against Marseille, which they won 3-0 with goals from Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and an own goal from Rolando.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hasn't received the news well, as he insists he wants the best players to be available for the clash.

Asked on Monday, Zidane said: "I do not like when a player gets hurt, I'm not happy about Neymar's injury".

Neymar signed for PSG in a world record £200 million transfer from Barcelona last August and has scored 28 goals in 30 games and has also provided 16 assists for PSG this season.

The Qatari-owned club are trailing Madrid 3-1 from the first-leg.

PSG's hopes for a European crown may have to be put on hold, however.

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