PSG confirm Neymar and Kylian Mbappe injuries ahead of Liverpool clash

PSG player Neymar off injured v Cameroon

The forward was labelled as an early doubt for next week's crunch Champions League clash with Liverpool but he believes the injury is not as serious as first feared.

PSG said a scan had showed that Neymar strained an adductor muscle in his groin in Brazil's 1-0 friendly win against Cameroon on Tuesday.

The curse of the worldwide break may have struck for Paris Saint-Germain, with two of their key players suffering injuries in action on Tuesday.

Paris St Germain said on Wednesday that Neymar had suffered a groin strain and Kylian Mbappe a bruised shoulder while on worldwide duty, a week ahead of a crucial Champions League clash against Liverpool.

And club team-mate Mbappe sustained a shoulder injury after an awkward landing during France's 1-0 win over Uruguay in Paris.

"Thanks to everyone who sent me messages wishing me a quick recovery, I don't think it's anything serious", Neymar wrote on Instagram.

Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said: "He felt discomfort".

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"He came off complaining of pain", said Lasmar.

PSG sit third in Group C, one point behind Liverpool who are equal on points with first-placed Napoli.

Kylian Mbappe forward of France Football team in action during the friendly global match between France and Uruguay at Stade de France on November 20, 2018 in Paris, France.

Brazil won the match with Neymar's replacement, Richarlison, scoring the only goal a minute before half-time.

While PSG can afford to do without both in Ligue Un, they could need Neymar and M'bappe for their critical showdown with Liverpool at the Parc Des Princes next Wednesday evening.

It took Brazil's record since the World Cup to six wins in six games with six clean sheets.

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