PSG without Pastore and Motta
Paris Saint-Germain will be without Javier Pastore and Thiago Motta in addition to Neymar when they take on Nice at Allianz Riviera on Sunday. Pastore, who has struggled to stay free of injury all season, has stayed in Paris to train as he battles with persistent calf issues, and Motta is suspended after a straight red card in Wednesday's 2-1 win over Angers at Parc des Princes.
Thauvin did not break ankle, Garcia confirms
Rudi Garcia does not believe the injury suffered by Marseille winger Florian Thauvin against Athletic Bilbao is serious. Thauvin was carried from the field on a stretcher during Thursday's 3-1 Europa League victory, prompting fears the winger had broken his ankle. "Thauvin received a big bruise, but nothing is broken," Garcia said. "We'll wait till tomorrow for more information."
Cavani to miss Metz match
Edinson Cavani will miss Paris Saint-Germain's match against Metz at the Parc des Princes on Saturday. The Ligue 1 top scorer received an automatic suspension after picking up a third yellow card in the space of ten matches in the win over Marseille. The Uruguayan is averaging a goal every 86 minutes this season, and one every 76 minutes at the Parc des Princes. Meanwhile, Metz will be without the suspended Georges Mandjeck and Julian Palmieri.
Fekir ruled out of Moscow trip
Lyon will be without injured captain Nabil Fekir for their UEFA Europa League match at CSKA Moscow on Thursday. Despite taking part in the final training session, the playmaker was not included in coach Bruno Genesio's 20-man squad for the trip to Moascow. Fekir, the team's co-top scorer in Ligue 1 with 16 goals, is not yet sufficiently recovered from a knee injury sustained in a clash with Saint-Etienne.
Neymar undergoes successful surgery
Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed that Neymar's operation was a success, after the Brazilian underwent surgery for a fracture of his fifth metatarsal. "The operation, conducted by doctor Rodrigo Lasmar, was successful," a statement read. "The operation consisted of the laying of a screw associated with a transplant fixed at the level of the lesion of the fifth metatarsal of the right foot. Neymar's injury will be assessed in six weeks' time to establish a possible date for his return to training."
Neymar out for up to 3 months, says surgeon
Neymar could face up to three months on the sidelines after the Paris Saint-Germain forward undergoes surgery on his broken foot, Brazil's national team doctor has confirmed. Despite head coach Unai Emery initially appearing resistant to the idea, the Ligue 1 leaders confirmed on Wednesday that Neymar would need an operation.
"It was a small fissure, a major fracture of a bone in the middle of the foot, and the operation will be on Saturday morning in Belo Horizonte," Dr Lasmar said. "We do not have the right time, but it will certainly be that day. It's two and a half months, three months of recovery. After surgery we will have more details about this time."
Emery hopeful over Mbappe injury
Kylian Mbappe sustained an ankle injury during a Coupe de France quarter-final win against Marseille, but Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery hopes the problem is not serious. PSG have already been dealt a severe blow to their hopes of overturning a two-goal deficit against Real Madrid in the Champions League due to Neymar's injury.
"He got a blow to his ankle," Emery told reporters. "He asked not to play in the second half and I hope it's not very important."
Neymar to undergo surgery in Brazil
Paris Saint-Germain's forward Neymar will undergo surgery this week in Brazil. The PSG and Brazilian national squad physicians have made this decision, according to the PSG official website. The 26-year-old footballer will be operated on by Brazil national team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar, who will be accompanied by PSG medical specialist Gerard Saillant. Neymar suffered a hairline fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot as well as a twisted ankle late in PSG's 3-0 win over Marseille in Ligue 1 on Sunday.
Neymar out 6-8 weeks, says father
Neymar faces "at least six weeks" out with a fractured metatarsal and a sprained ankle, according to the Paris Saint-Germain forward's father. There had been fears that the injury could be season-ending, but PSG coach Unai Emery has denied reports that the Brazil international will undergo surgery.
"PSG know that they will not be able to count on Neymar for the upcoming matches. His treatment will last six to eight weeks, whether there is an operation or not," Neymar's father told ESPN Brasil.
Neymar not having surgery, confirms Emery
Unai Emery has dismissed reports Neymar is due to have surgery on his fractured foot. The Brazilian was forced off the pitch in tears on Sunday after suffering the injury in an innocuous-looking incident. PSG won the match 3-0, but Neymar's injury marred the contest, as he twisted his ankle, while also suffering a hairline fracture to his foot.
It had been reported by numerous news outlets that Neymar had decided to have surgery in order to completely solve the problem and minimise the risk of the injury impacting his World Cup. Those reports claimed he could return no earlier than May. However, Emery addressed the situation during his pre-match news conference ahead of Wednesday's Coupe de France clash with Marseille: "Neymar's not going to get surgery. That's not true."
PSG confirm Neymar fractured metatarsal
Brazil forward Neymar has suffered a fractured metatarsal and a sprained ankle, Paris St Germain have announced. The Ligue 1 leaders did not say how long the 26-year-old would be sidelined for but he is now a major doubt for the second leg of his side's Champions League round-of-16 tie with Real Madrid on March 6. Neymar, who joined PSG for a world-record transfer fee last year, left the field in tears on a stretcher during Sunday night's Ligue 1 win over rivals Marseille.
Neymar posts picture update
Neymar has posted a picture of his heavily bandaged ankle but Paris St Germain coach Unai Emery is "optimistic" the Brazilian international will be fit to face Real Madrid in the Champions League. The star forward was stretchered off in tears at the end of PSG's 3-0 win over Marseille on Sunday after appearing to roll his ankle with less than 10 minutes remaining. Emery, who confirmed that Neymar had suffered a sprain, added that the club are optimistic ahead of further tests on the 26-year-old.