Neymar leaves hospital to spend 1st phase of recovery

Sheri Evans
March 7, 2018

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar is expected to be out for up to three months after undergoing foot surgery in Brazil.

The world's most expensive player was operated on by the Brazil national team doctor in Belo Horizonte to fix the fractured metatarsal and sprained ankle he suffered in last weekend's French league match against Olympique Marseille.

The medical expert fixed the fractured metatarsal and sprained ankle he suffere in last weekend's French Ligue 1 match against Olympique de Marseille.

"The recovery time will depend on the player's evolution". Earlier reports said he will be out for up to three months.

The whole of Brazil is holding its breath while waiting to see if its star player, who captained the country to Olympic gold on home turf in 2016, would be fit to play in Russian Federation.

A spokesperson for the Brazilian football federation confirmed the operation was a success.

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The Saturday operation repaired a cracked fifth metatarsal in his right foot.

But despite these initial injury fears, doctors have said Neymar should be available for training two weeks before the tournament begins with all things being well.

"Neymar is sad, but understands that he has no alternative (to surgery) now".

Lasmar pointed out that physiotherapy would be done by Rafael Martino, who does work both for PSG and the Brazilian national team, which "shows the integration of all parties". "He will devote himself to being well as soon as possible", said Lasmar.

He'll miss the rest of the season for PSG, and most crucially the return leg against Real Madrid in the Champions League on March.

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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