Published: Sun, March 04, 2018
Money | By Wilma Wheeler

PSG provide update on Neymar's injury following foot surgery in Brazil

PSG provide update on Neymar's injury following foot surgery in Brazil

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed that Neymar's operation was a success, after the Brazilian underwent surgery for a fracture of his fifth metatarsal.

"The post-op rehabilitation will begin immediately with the presence of a PSG physiotherapist", the CBF said in words that mirrored those used by the French club in their own statement.

The rival demands of club and country appeared to erupt into tension just as he went under the knife, with Paris newspaper L'Equipe reporting on Saturday that PSG believe Lasmar lied about Neymar's condition.

And PSG ultimately cruised to all three points thanks to Nkunku's late effort, taking them into Tuesday's crunch Champions League tie at home to Real Madrid in winning form. "The recovery time is between two and a half and three months", Lasmar said. "We will have more details after the procedure". "We first listened to our doctor's diagnosis".

The world's most expensive footballer was operated on in Belo Horizonte by the Brazil national team doctor to fix the fractured metatarsal and sprained ankle he suffered in last weekend's French Ligue 1 match against Olympique de Marseille.

Neymar went down in a heap during PSG's 3-0 victory over Marseille and the 26-year-old forward was stretchered off the field in tears at the Parc des Princes.

The report said that Neymar was initially found to have suffered a minor fracture and that PSG was shocked to hear Lasmar say Thursday that it was a serious break requiring a longer than expected recuperation. If the French league club manages to turn things around against Madrid and reaches the Champions League quarterfinals, it might be tempted to rush Neymar's return to competition in order to have him available.

Brazil's first game of the World Cup is against Switzerland on June 17.

After seeing Neymar's X-rays, Emery repeated that his injury had been well diagnosed by PSG.

"I don't think fans like them exist anywhere else", she said. "But I clearly saw a crack on the fifth metatarsal".

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