PSG to wait for Neymar, Kylian Mbappe injury updates

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Brazil and PSG star Neymar (Getty Images)

Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are not seriously injured, but Paris Saint-Germain confirmed that the attacking duo will require further medical tests ahead of a crucial Champions League clash with Liverpool.

Both forwards were injured in international friendlies Tuesday. Neymar, Brazil’s captain, limped off after eight minutes against Cameroon, and Mbappe was removed in the first half of France’s match with Uruguay.

PSG’s perfect Ligue 1 record is on the line at home to Toulouse on Saturday, but head coach Thomas Tuchel will be more concerned about Neymar and Mbappe’s availability to face Liverpool at the Parc des Princes four days later.

The club confirmed in a brief medical update that Neymar has been diagnosed with “a right adductor strain,” while Mbappe has “a bruised right shoulder.”

“They will undergo a 48-hour period of treatment before further evaluation,” the club’s statement said.

PSG is third in Group C of the Champions League with two games remaining, a point behind both Napoli and Liverpool.

PSG hosts Liverpool, which lost in last season final, before heading to Red Star Belgrade in its last pool match