Neymar Jr leaves match vs Basaksehir at 26th mins

Neymar Jr leaves match vs Basaksehir at 26th mins

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Paris Saint-Germain will be under pressure over the health of Neymar Jr after the PSG star was forced to leave Wednesday’s Champions League suit against Istanbul Basaksehir with an undisclosed injury, SportVectru reports.

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The 28-year-old pulled up early in the first half after a long run, appearing to desire his groin. He tried to play on, even having his left leg strapped by the medical staff before returning to the pitch, however was ultimately removed in the 26th minute, heading straight down the tunnel after being substituted.

Pablo Sarabia was once brought on in his place.

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Though the French side has strength in depth, PSG manager Thomas Tuchel has been hamstrung for the duration of the young season by a combination of injuries to key gamers and a COVID-19 outbreak within the squad.

Neymar himself missed time earlier in the campaign after checking out positive in September.

PSG went into Wednesday’s contest in Turkey needing a victory after they opened their Group H adventure with a loss to Manchester United on Matchday 1.

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