However, with the PSG boss watching his star forward being carried off on a stretcher, he had a feeling things could be worse for the Brazilian worldwide.
"I don't think it (the injury) will have a big influence on the game, as there will always be someone who can play instead of him".
On Sunday, Emery had voiced his hopes that the world's most expensive player would make it back in time for the blockbuster clash. Four years ago, Neymar missed the semifinal against Germany with injury and Brazil were thrashed 7-1.
It was first thought that Neymar had just sprained his ankle, and that was the optimistic part, since he could still hurry to play against Real Madrid for the Champions League early in March. While they could yet do so, advancing past Real Madrid - who they trail to 3-1 after the first leg - will be made considerably tougher by Neymar's absence.
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It would also tee them up for a Grand Slam game against England , in Twickenham, on March 17. Like England , the Scots have two victories from three and can still win the title.
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Neymar was hurt during PSG's win over Marseille on Sunday, with the Brazilian forced off on a stretcher.
Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery insists that no decision has been made over whether Neymar will have a foot operation amid reports that the Brazil global could miss three months.
"The information that Neymar will be operated is false", Emery told a news conference ahead of Wednesday's French Cup quarter-final against Marseille.
"We'll see how things evolve in the coming days before making a decision with him", he said. "Until Paris Saint-Germain decides on his future in terms of training or so on we will continue to wait". The proof is that here today we talked more about Ligue 1 than about other leagues.