Neymar injury: Barcelona confirm Brazilian out 3-4 weeks

Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno

Good(ish) news on the Neymar front for Barcelona: His injury isn't as bad as first feared, and the club has now issued an expected date for his return to the lineup:

Neymar had come off injured early in the first half during Barcelona's 2-0 win against Getafe, and although the problem looked ugly -- some were talking about it putting his World Cup in peril -- it was quickly diagnosed as an ankle sprain. As sprains go, this one turns out to have been fairly moderate, and the prognosis won't surprise Gerado Martino, who spoke earlier about how 'relaxed' the club's medical staff had made him feel over the injury.

A month isn't long enough for Neymar's absence to have an obvious impact on the title race, and the Blaugrana should have him back for their Champions League Round of 16 tie against Manchester City as well.

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