Neymar's ankle in heavy strapping after Classique injury

The forward will hope to aid PSG salvage a Champions League revival in a fortnight's time

PSG's Champions League's hopes have been dealt a major blow, after recent reports revealed that star man, Neymar Jr is set to miss the last 16 second leg tie against Real Madrid.

The club said on Monday that the results of a scan confirmed an ankle sprain and a crack in his fifth metatarsal (pinky toe bone).

"Additional examinations performed today [ultrasound and computed tomography scan] confirmed an external sprain of the right ankle, but also an associated fissure of the fifth metatarsal", PSG said in a statement.

They however did not indicate how long he would be out.

PSG broke soccer's transfer record a year ago by paying Barcelona 222 million euros ($260 million) to buy Neymar.

Recovery from metatarsal injuries usually take weeks, if not months.

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The Brazil global went down in a heap after twisting his ankle during PSG's 3-0 win over Marseille yesterday.

However, Neymar's potential absence for the game against Cristiano Ronaldo and company will be a major setback and will certainly reduce their chance to progress to the last eight of the competition.

"A high-class player can play any place in the world", the 47-year-old said. This means he will miss PSG's Champions League match with Real Madrid on March 6. "I talked to the doctors and we're still to make a decision".

All the players are ready, and Neymar was the first to want to play all the games, focused to get to Real Madrid as well.

Globo Esporte were first to report on Tuesday morning that the Brazilian worldwide would miss two months of football, threatening his participation in PSG's Ligue 1 and Champions League campaigns, plus his country's preparations for the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer.

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