Paris Saint-Germain receive boost as Neymar returns to training after ankle injury

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Paris Saint-Germain receive MAJOR boost ahead of upcoming Champions League clash with Real Madrid as Neymar returns to full training as he recovers from ankle injury

  • Neymar has been out of action since suffering an ankle injury back in November
  • The Brazilian has been pictured back in full training with his PSG team-mates
  • It is just in time for their Champions League clash with Real Madrid next week 


Paris Saint-Germain have been handed a boost ahead of their forthcoming Champions League clash with Real Madrid as Neymar has returned to training.

The Brazilian has been out of action for more than two months after he was stretchered off with an ankle injury during their 3-1 victory over Saint-Etienne on November 28.

PSG’s Champions League campaign resumes on Tuesday when they host Real Madrid in the first-leg of their Round of 16 clash.  

Neymar has returned to full training ahead of the resumption of the Champions League

Neymar has returned to full training ahead of the resumption of the Champions League

Neymar has been out since suffering an ankle injury against Saint-Etienne in November

Neymar has been out since suffering an ankle injury against Saint-Etienne in November

Mauricio Pochettino’s side have received some good news ahead of the clash with Neymar’s return to full training.

The forward, who turned 30 on Friday, has been pictured laughing and joking alongside his team-mates including Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe.

It will be a race against time for Neymar to prove his fitness to feature against Real Madrid next week, but his return to training will give PSG fans some hope that they start him alongside Messi and Mbappe against Los Blancos.

The Brazilian has been pictured laughing and joking with team-mates including Lionel Messi

The Brazilian has been pictured laughing and joking with team-mates including Lionel Messi

His injury back in November caused major concern as he fell to the ground and immediately called for medical attention after a challenge from Yvann Macon. 

However, it was not the impact from the tackle itself that caused the injury. Instead, the injury came from the Brazilian forward landing awkwardly in his ankle.

Neymar tried to jump over Macon’s leg to avoid the incoming challenge. However, he landed on the defender’s shin and subsequently rolled his ankle – causing the outcry for help.

As a result, the medics rushed onto the pitch to attended to Neymar before placing him on a stretcher.

PSG fans hope to have Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe all available for next week's visit of Real Madrid

PSG fans hope to have Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe all available for next week’s visit of Real Madrid

His return is a boost to Mauricio Pochettino's side going into the business end of the season

His return is a boost to Mauricio Pochettino’s side going into the business end of the season

The Brazilian forward was then carried off the pitch and down the tunnel to receive further treatment.

In his absence, PSG won just four of their eight Ligue 1 games, though they are still 13 points clear at the top ahead of Marseille.

It has been a tough season for Neymar who has scored just three goals in 14 appearances across all competitions. 

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