Paris Saint Germain forward Neymar is set to miss his reunion with former club Barcelona with injury, according to reports.
The Brazilian superstar picked up the injury in PSG’s slender 1-0 win against Caen in the Coupe de France on Wednesday evening, eventually having to be withdrawn on the hour mark.
There were faint hopes that the injury wasn’t too serious however L’Equipe now report the the 29-year-old has suffered a tear to his adductor, a problem that could keep him out for approximately a month.
That means he will miss the trip to his old stomping ground as the French giants face off with Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League last-16. He could also miss out on the return leg at the start of March, meaning he could be prevented on having his first reunion with his former employers.
Neymar represented the Catalans between 2013 and 2017, making 186 appearances and scoring 105 goals before he departed for PSG in what remains a world record transfer.
Since then, he has scored 83 goals in just 103 appearances for the Parisiens.
It goes without saying that their chances of success in Spain will be greatly hampered with the absence of Neymar. Regardless, Mauricio Pochettino’s troops can be backed at a price of 21/10 with William Hill to win the first-leg.