Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar has been ruled out for 10 weeks following an injury he sustained against RC Strasbourg in the Coupe de France round of 16 match on 23 January.

The Brazilian will now miss PSG’s UEFA Champions League clash against Manchester United on February 12.

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PSG’s official statement says - “After detailed analysis by the specialists, a consensus was reached of a conservative treatment of Neymar Jr.’s injury to the fifth right metatarsal. Informed of this recommendation, Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian international striker agreed with this protocol. As a result, Neymar Jr. is expected to return to the field within ten weeks.

“Paris Saint-Germain sends its strongest support and encouragement to Neymar Jr. to overcome this injury, with the courage and determination that the player has always shown.”

Manchester United came from a two-goal down to force a 2-2 draw with Burnley at Old Trafford in an English Premier League clash on Tuesday.

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