Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has been hit with another major injury blow as Neymar’s injury to the fifth metatarsal in his right foot has recurred, the club announced on Thursday. Earlier it was the club’s key midfielder Marco Veratti who had suffered an injury. PSG have some crucial fixtures coming up with the highlight clash being in the Champions League against Manchester United.

Neymar was forced off around the hour mark in PSG’s 2-0 home win over Strasbourg on Wednesday, securing a last 16 spot in the French Cup. He is a key member of the PSG squad and is considered to be among the best forwards in world football, so a lengthy sideline could hamper the French champion’s form.

“Initial examinations have revealed a painful recurrence of his injury to the fifth metatarsal of his right foot,” PSG said in a statement.

The club added that “the treatment of this injury will depend on how it evolves over the next few days. All options can be envisaged at this time.”

Neymar had been sidelined for three months last season due to a fracture in the fifth metatarsal of his right foot.

His latest recurrence of injury cast a shadow on PSG’s UEFA Champions League journey, where they will visit Premier League side Manchester United in the first leg of last 16 on February 12.

(With IANS Inputs)