Neymar limped off with an apparent right foot injury after one hour of Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-0 Coupe de France win against Strasbourg on Wednesday.
His manager Thomas Tuchel said he was taken to hospital for further evaluation, with the club later confirming he’d reinjured the fifth-metatarsal in his right foot that required surgery ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
The Brazil forward had just received the ball on the left when he raised his hand to seemingly signal to Tuchel that he was in pain, and looked to be in tears as he left the field at Parc des Princes.
Neymar limped heavily as he walked to the dressing room, consoled by a PSG staff member, and looked upset as he wiped his face with his right arm.
“Initial examinations have revealed a painful recurrence of his injury to the fifth metatarsal of his right foot,” the club said in a statement. The treatment of this injury will depend on how it evolves over the next few days. All options can be envisaged at this time.”
It was unclear how Neymar sustained his latest injury, but he had been on the receiving end of a heavy tackle from midfielder Anthony Goncalves earlier in the match.
Neymar is worried, because it’s the same foot, the right foot, in the same area. There’s no news for the moment, he’s gone to hospital. I need to wait for the doctor to give me news about Ney. If Neymar asks to come off, it is always something complicated.