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Neymar's Injury history at Paris Saint-Germain

Published at :March 7, 2023 at 11:07 PM
Modified at :March 8, 2023 at 2:59 AM
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Rajarshi Shukla


Ever since his move to the Ligue 1, The Brazilian has missed a lot of games due to injuries

When playing, the Brazilian international Neymar has made a good impact in France, but his frequent stints on the bench have drawn criticism.

The Brazilian attacker ended a four-year stay at La Liga powerhouse Barcelona by making a record-breaking €222 million (£200 million/$262 million) transfer to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017.

The 31-year-old has, however, experienced frequent absences off the pitch due to nagging injuries that were challenging to recover from.

How many PSG games has Neymar been absent from?

Since joining PSG in 2017, Neymar has missed more than 100 games due to injuries. The South American developed the odd sickness in the initial months of his stay in France, but a broken metatarsal in February 2018 ended a rookie season at PSG early.

He spent many weeks in the hospital after suffering a similar injury in January 2019, and hamstring issues prevented him from playing in the 2019–20 season. Since then, adductor problems have sadly become regular, and the attacker has consistently struggled with ankle problems.

Neymar's injury record at PSG

InjuryDateGames missed
Minor knockSept 21-Sept 25, 20171
Minor knockNov 2-Nov 13, 20171
KnockJan 11-Jan 15, 20181
Thigh problemsJan 19-Jan 25, 20182
Metatarsal fractureFeb 26-May 27, 201816
RestSept 13-Sept 16, 20181
RestOct 19-Oct 21, 20181
Adductor problemsNov 21-Nov 27, 20181
Adductor problemsDec 3-Dec 22, 20184
RestJan 11-Jan 13, 20191
Metatarsal fractureJan 24-Apr 19, 201918
Ruptured ankle ligamentJun 7-Aug 9, 20191
FitnessAug 10- Sept 6, 20194
Hamstring injuryOct 14-Nov 20, 20196
Bruised ribFeb 3-Feb 16, 20204
CoronavirusSept 2-Sept 11, 20201
Adductor problemsOct 28-Nov 19, 20204
RestDec 5-Dec 6, 20201
Ankle problemsDec 14-Jan 10, 2020-215
Adductor problemsFeb 11-Mar 19, 20219
FitnessAug 1-Aug 26, 20214
Adductor problemsOct 16-Oct 23, 20211
Ankle injuryNov 29, 2021-Feb 13, 202213
Ankle injuryNov 25-Dec 4, 20210
Sprained ankleFeb 20-present 20231
TOTAL101
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