Neymar injury forces Brazil star out of Copa America

Brazil will be without their star forward for the Copa America after the most-recent Neymar injury suffered during their match against Qatar.

It is safe to say that Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar is one of the best players in the world, when fit.

The problem with that statement is that it is becoming increasingly more difficult for him to stay on the pitch.

The 2011 Footballer of the Year suffered yet another injury on Wednesday during Brazil’s 2-0 victory over Qatar in their friendly match prior to Copa after a challenge forced him off the pitch.

It is being reported that Neymar suffered ruptured ankle ligaments during the reckless challenge, leaving him unavailable to Brazil for the remainder of the tournament, and possibly beyond.

This is another mark to add to the unfortunate injury history of the Brazilian forward.

According to Transfermarkt, over the past two seasons in Paris, Neymar has missed 44 matches due to various injuries. Last season, alone, he missed 18 matches with a broken bone in his foot.

The 27-year-old has been at the center of transfer rumors to start the summer, having been linked to Real Madrid. Also, a return to former club, Barcelona, has been widely rumored.

This injury could put a hold on any movement away from Ligue 1 that may have made in this window.

Brazil will be able cope with life without their star forward. They have plenty of players in-waiting to fill-in for Neymar during his injury.

The big questions now are how long will it take him to recover and how close are we handing Neymar the dreaded ‘injury-prone’ label?

Will this injury keep Neymar from leaving PSG? Will PSG find the risk of keeping him too high? Let us know in the comments!