Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar is facing a fitness battle to feature in next week’s Champions league last 16 first leg tie at Borussia Dortmund, coach Thomas Tuchel said.
The world’s most expensive player has missed three matches having been sidelined with a rib injury since the victory over Montpellier on February 2.
“I can’t say that he will be 100% to play against Borussia Dortmund,” Tuchel said.
PSG will wait until the last possible moment before making a decision on the Brazilian’s chances of facing Amiens in Ligue 1 at the weekend.
“We will discuss and decide on Friday, the latest possible time to do so. We can’t risk his fitness,” Tuchel added.
Neymar’s team-mates Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe, Marco Verratti and Idrissa Gueye also were unavailable for the midweek cup victory and are likely sit out tomorrow’s league match at Amiens.