Ankle injury rules Neymar out of Getafe trip

Neymar will sit out Barcelona's La Liga trip to Getafe on Saturday as a precaution against an ankle injury.

The Brazil international has been hampered by a problem in his left ankle and will not join the travelling party to Madrid.

Barca have been boosted by the return of Dani Alves, though, after the full-back missed Wednesday's UEFA Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain through suspension.

Attacking midfielder Rafinha also comes back in to head coach Luis Enrique's squad.

"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."