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Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar out for six weeks with ankle injury

Paris Saint-Germain could be without Neymar for at least six weeks after twisting his ankle during the Ligue 1 clash against Saint-Etienne on Sunday.

The Brazil international sustained the freak injury after Les Parisiens took a 2-1 lead in the closing stages. He was in agony and needed to be stretchered off the field.

Following the 3-1 triumph, Mauricio Pochettino expressed his concern, and Goal claims that he will be sidelined until mid-January after the latest injury setback.

Neymar has suffered multiple injuries during his time at Parc des Princes, but it appears that he has not suffered a long-term setback this time around.

His absence may not prove a big blow for Les Parisiens in their domestic campaign as they are already 12 points clear of Rennes at the top of the league table.

While the club would want him fit at the earliest, the onus will be on getting him ready for the first leg of the round of 16 Champions League tie in February.

PSG registered a fourth straight win in Ligue 1 yesterday. Lionel Messi was the star of the game with three assists. He appears back to his best.

This should be good news for the club, who are aiming to offer a serious challenge for the Champions League crown, having come close in recent seasons.

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