Neymar ruled out of Barca's match vs. Getafe due to sore ankle
BARCELONA, Spain --
Barcelona says Neymar will miss Saturday's Spanish league match against Getafe as a precaution because of a sore left ankle.
In a statement released Friday, the Catalan club said the Brazil star's recovery would be monitored to determine when he can begin training again.
Neymar, who scored in Barcelona's comeback 3-1 win against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday, is the only player other than Belgium defender Thomas Vermaelen - who has a long-term injury - who is not available for selection by coach Luis Enrique.
"Luis Enrique has announced this Friday the 18-man squad for the trip to Madrid to take on Getafe," read a statement on Barcelona's official website. "The name of Neymar is missing from the list as the Brazilian has been left out of the party as a precaution due to an left ankle problem. Neymar is the only absentee through injury along with Thomas Vermaelen, who is still recovering from surgery."
The painful ankle forced Neymar to leave practice early on Friday.