Neymar is ready to be sidelined for the remainder of the season after Paris Saint-Germain stated on Monday the ahead requires ankle surgical procedure and shall be out of motion for 3 to 4 months.
The Brazilian, who injured his ankle on February 19 in opposition to Lille in Ligue 1, “has had a number of episodes of instability in his proper ankle lately,” stated the membership, including that its medical employees “advisable a ligament restore operation to keep away from a significant threat of recurrence”.
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Qatar-owned PSG stated Neymar would go beneath the knife in Doha “within the subsequent few days” and stated it might take “three to 4 months earlier than he can return to coaching with the group”.
That would seem to finish any prospect of Neymar taking part in once more this season, with the Ligue 1 season attributable to finish on June 3 and the Champions League last, if PSG had been to get there, per week later in Istanbul.
PSG, nonetheless ready for a maiden Champions League title, will bid to overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit within the final 16 in opposition to Bayern Munich in Germany on Wednesday.
Neymar, who has scored 18 targets in all competitions for his membership this season, was in fantastic type for the French champions earlier than the World Cup break.
But the 31-year-old has netted solely 3 times in 9 appearances since getting back from Qatar, the place he injured the identical ankle taking part in for Brazil.
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He got here off with a sprain in his nation’s 2-0 win over Serbia of their opening sport and didn’t play once more within the group stage.
The ex-Barcelona man returned within the knockout rounds however Brazil misplaced to Croatia on penalties within the quarter-finals, regardless of Neymar placing them forward in additional time in that sport.
Neymar’s health has recurrently been a priority for PSG, ever since he signed from Barcelona for a world-record charge of 222 million euros ($264m) in 2017.
In his first season at PSG, a fractured metatarsal dominated him out of the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie in opposition to Real Madrid, which they misplaced.
He didn’t play once more for his membership that season and confronted a race in opposition to time to be match to play for Brazil at that 12 months’s World Cup in Russia.
The following 12 months one other metatarsal damage noticed him miss the last-16 tie in opposition to Manchester United as they once more went out within the first knockout spherical.
Neymar has scored 118 targets in 173 video games for PSG, however has missed greater than 100 video games due both to damage or suspension.
PSG are additionally with out Presnel Kimpembe in opposition to Bayern on Wednesday, with the France centre-back set to overlook the remainder of the season attributable to an achilles damage.
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