Xtratime Web Desk: French giant Paris Saint-Germain have said that Neymar will be out for around 10 weeks with the metatarsal injury he suffered against Racing Strasbourg on 23 January.
The news will come as a blow to the French club as they face Manchester United over two legs in the Champions League, the first at Old Trafford on 12 February and the second in Paris on 6 March.
The club will be less worried about their attempts to win Ligue 1 as they are 13 points ahead of Lille, having played two games fewer than the second-placed team.
A club statement said: “After detailed analysis by the specialists, a consensus was reached of a conservative treatment of Neymar’s injury to the fifth right metatarsal. As a result, Neymar is expected to return to the field within 10 weeks.
“Paris Saint-Germain sends its strongest support and encouragement to Neymar to overcome this injury, with the courage and determination that the player has always shown.”
Manchester United are undefeated since Ole Gunnar Solskjær took over from José Mourinho on 19 December, having won eight games in a row before drawing at home to Burnley in the Premier League on Tuesday night.