Neymar WILL miss Champions League clash at Barcelona and could sit out return leg as injured PSG ace ruled out for month

NEYMAR will MISS Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League clash at his old club Barcelona next Tuesday with a groin injury.

The Brazilian could also be forced to sit out the second-leg in France on March 10 as he faces up to a month on the sidelines.

PSG's star forward picked up the injury during Wednesday's 1-0 Coupe de France victory at Caen.

Boss Mauricio Pochettino was left exasperated after Neymar was replaced by Kylian Mbappe following a hefty collision on the hour-mark.

The French giants were not hopeful after the game and hospital scans on Thursday confirmed their worst fears.

Neymar, 29, has a grade two tear of his left adductor, according to reports from France.

The former Barca star was seen looking glum as he left hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine on Thursday and his entourage confirmed the superstar's diagnosis.

PSG also said: "Neymar Jr suffered a lesion to the left adductor on Wednesday evening.

"After analysis of clinical exams and scans, it is expected that he'll be out for around four weeks depending on the evolution of the injury."

Neymar has not commented but tweeted on Wednesday night: "Honour and glory to God at all times."

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PSG travel to the Nou Camp for the mouth-watering tie as they look to progress to the last-eight of the competition they were runnners-up in last season.

After news emerged of his injury against Caen, fans online suggested he had been struck by the curse of his sister's birthday AGAIN.

Coincidentally, the Brazilian superstar almost always appears to pick up a knock just before sister Rafaella Santos celebrates her big day.

The 'curse' started in 2015 while playing for Barcelona.

He was suspended after picking up too many yellow cards and Barca allowed him to attend her birthday.

It was the same the following year when suspension allowed him to celebrate at her Disney-themed party.

Fast forward to 2017 and a muscular injury again ruled him out of a clash with Deportivo – the day after her birthday.

And the trend continued into 2018 and 2019 when injuries ruled him out of matches although he was still fit enough to party.

Neymar has been heavily linked with a return to the Catalans since leaving for PSG in a world record £198million transfer 2017.

But latest reports suggest he is set to sign a bumper new four-year contract which would keep him at PSG until he is 33.


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