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Neymar’s problematic foot injuries, one reason he wants to leave Ligue 1

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Reports say the player thinks Ligue 1 is too rough, resulting in too many injuries

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Neymar’s right foot, which has been injured a lot lately, is unusually fragile, according to a new report from Le Parisien. The fifth metatarsal is exposed because the foot is too thin, say PSG’s doctors, and a risk of relapse is quite likely, per the article

This is one reason the Brazilian wants to leave Ligue 1, because the challenges in the French league from the smaller teams are quite rough, while in Spain the teams are more technical... once again, all according to the report.

PSG’s outgoing medical director, Dr. Eric Rolland, is said to have doubted how much longer Neymar could play in Ligue 1 with this problem, or even anywhere else, considering the gravity of the issue.

For Barcelona, this information presents a gamble. Should the Catalans go all in to bring him back considering his injury history, thinking that time away from France will help him avoid more foot trouble?