Champions League: Neymar out of Real Madrid clash after suffering broken metatarsal

Neymar scored in the victory before assisting Edinson Cavani for their fifth goal

Neymar scored in the victory before assisting Edinson Cavani for their fifth goal

File image of Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar.

"For his participation against Real, if I had to say yes or no today".

Despite the injury potentially benefiting Real Madrid, the Spanish side's coach, Zinedine Zidane, claimed he hoped Neymar would recover in time to play. "I will never want a rival player to be out injured", Zidane said at a news conference in Madrid on Monday.

Neymar landed awkwardly following a challenge with Marseille's Bouna Sarr, appearing to roll his right ankle as he planted his foot. In a report filed by Globo Esporte suggest that Neymar is expected to remain out of action for four weeks.

"The club released a statement last night with some medical details", he said.

"Things (like operations) aren't decided like that", he added, clicking his fingers.

"To make such an important decision you need tranquility and a bit of patience". I'm not a doctor, but I don't think he'll be available on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old, who suffered a fractured foot against Marseille in Le Classique on Sunday, has plundered 28 goals in 30 appearances this season and Cafu believes the opportunity to illuminate his talent away from Barca icons led to his exit.

Neymar is expected to recover before the end of the season and feature in the World Cup in Russian Federation.

His global teammate Gabriel Jesus suffered a similar injury for Manchester City last season and was sidelined for 10 weeks.

PSG did not offer a timetable for Neymar's return, however.

PSG did not provide a timeline for Neymar's return, but the injury typically requires a minimum of one month on the sidelines - essentially confirming he will not be able to take part in PSG's bid for Champions League revenge against the Blancos.

Just a year ago, Neymar's worldwide team-mate Gabriel Jesus was out of action for two months after breaking a metatarsal playing for Manchester City.

Beckham's famous injury - he broke a second metatarsal in a Champions League tie for Manchester United against Deportivo La Coruna in April 2002 - caused the nation to hold its breath and nearly cost him his place in the England's World Cup squad the following summer.

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