On the 24th round of the French championship, PSG won a beautiful victory over Lille, although three minutes before the end of regulation time they lost with a score of 2:3. And this day could be a great gift for those worried about “Paris”, if it were not for one “but”. In the 51st minute of the game, Neymar was injured, and very seriously, for which the Brazilian striker had to be taken off the field on a stretcher.
What kind of injury? How much did you miss?
I remind you that in 2017 PSG paid 222 million euros for Neymar, and the Brazilian began to disappoint the buyers who were waiting for him in the first season. He especially singled out a metatarsal (foot) fracture, which sent the Brazilian flying three months late in the season. And in the future, the number of injuries only increased. Next, he will find out how many games he missed due to injuries, injuries, illnesses, and other health-related reasons.
2017/18: 5 injuries, missed 21 games.
2018/19: 7 injuries, 27 games lost.
2019/20: 3 injuries, 14 games lost.
2020/21: 5 injuries, 20 games lost.
2021/22: 6 injuries, 22 games lost.
This season it seemed that Neymar’s injuries were subsiding, but they were all illusions. The first wake-up call was the omission of several games in the 2022 World Cup, and now, thanks to the Lille player, the Brazilian will miss about a month, that is, about five games, including a trip to Munich.
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Even if the current season is not taken into account, in total Neymar suffered 26 injuries, thus missing 104 games, which is a long, long time for a top player who had such high hopes. By comparison, Kylian Mbappé has only missed 21 games in his entire PSG career.
Who is guilty?
Of course, it cannot be denied that a brash lifestyle leaves an imprint on Neymar’s trauma, but these problems cannot be attributed to him alone. Almost all of his injuries affect the ankle, which is Neymar’s weakest point, and his rivals are the only ones to blame for this.
There are few players in the world who receive as much in the legs as Neymar. Most of the time, the Brazilian gets up and continues to play, but some joints end without success.
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Perhaps Neymar could strengthen his ankle muscles to reduce the chance of injury in the long run, but he just doesn’t have that opportunity. During the recovery period, the leg needs to rest, and after that Neymar is forced to play almost every three days, so the probability of a relapse only increases.
Neymar’s behavior can be treated differently, as he often cries, moans and shows other unusual emotions for brutal football, but on the other hand, it is important to emphasize that despite all the pain, Neymar does not change one bit. . The PSG striker is already 30 years old, having survived dozens of injuries, hundreds of days of recovery, but in traditional Brazilian fashion he continues to rampage, unafraid to get into his legs.