Football: Neymar out for up to four weeks with ankle injury
Published on Jan 17, 2014 10:22 PM
MADRID (REUTERS) - Barcelona's Brazil forward Neymar will be sidelined for three to four weeks after a scan confirmed he had damaged tendons in his right ankle, the La Liga leaders said on Friday.
He had to be replaced midway through the first half of Thursday's 2-0 King's Cup last 16, second-leg win at Getafe, which sent Barca through to the quarter-finals 6-0 on aggregate, and he was on crutches when he returned to the Catalan capital from Madrid on Friday morning.
The injury was the latest setback for the 21-year-old, who had not started a match since Christmas owing to a lack of fitness and a stomach bug.
"Tests conducted this morning confirmed that the player Neymar Jr has a sprained right ankle," Barca said in a statement on their website (www.fcbarcelona.es).
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