Neymar suffered an ankle injury against Lille in French Ligue 1 on Sunday and was stretchered off the pitch in the second half.
A dramatic and spirited clash at Parc des Princes saw PSG score two late goals to overturn the game from 2-3 to 4-3 before the final whistle.
The Ligue 1 serial winners had went up 2-0 in the game. Mbappe opened the scoring early in the first half before Neymar doubled the lead.
Lille then pulled an astonishng comeback to turned the game on its head with three goals that put the visitors in the lead.
Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi had to score two late goals that prevented the defending champions from suffering four consecutive defeats this season.
However, the storied win at Parc des Princes came at a very big cost – Neymar was injured. The Brazil international crashed into Lille player Benjamin Andre and fractured his ankle while trying to win the ball.
He then had to be stretched off the pitch in tears and is a doubt for the team’s crunch Champions League tie against Bayern Munich in March.
Neymar has17 goals and 16 assists in 28 appearances across all competitions for PSG this season.
Neymar’s sister birthday
Neymar’s injury is coming weeks to his sister Rafaella Santos’ birthday, which comes on March 11.
Neymar has not been missing his sister Rafaella Santo’s birthday and has been pictured taking out time to attend the occasion yearly.
Since 2013, Neymar has always been sidelined with an injury or pick a suspension in the buildup to Rafaella Santos’ birthday.
While he always makes out time to attend his sister’s birthday, it has become a recurring incident that Neymar wouko miss a game before his sister’s birthday or days after the birthday.
In 2013/14 football season, Neymar was an unused substitute for Barcelona on March 16 while at the club.
In 2014/15 season, he was suspended following a red card, making him miss the club’s next match. In 2016, another suspension ruled him out until March 12.
The following year, he missed a match on March 12, following an injury. In 2017/2018, he had a long spell on the sidelines from February, following a major injury.
In the following season, he picked up an injury that ruled him out for two months – February and March.
2019/20 football season was the only exception to this unsavory trajectory in his career. He featured and scored for PSG in a 2-0 Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund.
The following year, he missed a Ligue 1 fixture for PSG due to a muscular injury.
Now, following his recent injury, there are projections he may likely miss PSG’s fixtures around March, including the Champions League game against Bayern Munich.
Who is Rafaella Santos’?
Rafaella Santos is Neymar’s biological sister and internet personality.
She was born on 11 March, 1996 in Brazil, and is also popularly known as Rafaella Beckran. Rafaella Santos is a social media sensation and Instagram star with over five million following.
She is very close to her footballer brother and have been spotted together on several occasions. In one of her birthdays, Neymar revealed a tattoo of the face of her on his arm.