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Neymar, Mbappe injury updates ahead of pivotal Liverpool clash

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PSG’s Kylian Mbappe, right, runs towards PSG’s Neymar, celebrating after he scored his side second goal during the League One soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Lille at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)


With only two games left to play, it’s looking more and more likely that one of Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool will crash out of Group C in the UEFA Champions League and fall into the Europa League knockout rounds.

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With the two giants — currently third and second in the group, respectively, behind Napoli — set to face off in the French capital next Wednesday, this week’s international break was hardly the ideal time for PSG’s most talent, irreplaceable superstars to pick up injuries. Alas, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe both did so on Tuesday.

PSG issued on Wednesday an update on the dynamic duo — neither injury is believed to be serious — leaving plenty of room for interpretation. Read one way, they could both be available in seven days’ time; read another, it could be a bit too soon to rush them back.

“Neymar and Kylian Mbappe today underwent medical examinations that confirmed:

- for Neymar an elongation of the right abductors

- for Kylian Mbappe a contusion of the right shoulder.

“They will undergo a 48-hour period of treatment before further evaluation.”

Before next week’s clash with Liverpool, PSG will host 15th-place Toulouse in Ligue 1 action on Saturday.

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