Neymar will undergo ankle surgery in Doha after sustaining an injury on February 19 during a Ligue 1 game against Lille
PARIS: Neymar promised to “come back more potent” after Paris Saint-Germain stated on Monday the forward requires ankle surgical operation and may be out of motion for three to four months.
The Brazilian, who injured his ankle on February 19 towards Lille in Ligue 1, “has had several episodes of instability in his right ankle in recent years,” said the membership, adding that its medical group of workers “endorsed a ligament repair operation to avoid a main risk of recurrence”.
Neymar tweeted he could not be discouraged by his present day injury.
“I’ll come lower back stronger,” he wrote with a praying arms emoji.
Qatar-owned PSG stated Neymar would move below the knife in Doha “in the next few days” and stated it might take “3 to four months before he can go back to training with the group”.
That might appear to quit any prospect of Neymar gambling once more this season, with the Ligue 1 season due to cease on June three and the Champions League final, if PSG had been to get there, every week later in Istanbul.
PSG, nevertheless looking ahead to a maiden Champions League name, will bid to overturn a 1-zero first-leg deficit within the ultimate 16 towards Bayern Munich in Germany on Wednesday.
Neymar, who has scored 18 goals in all competitions for his membership this season, became in fine form for the French champions earlier than the World Cup smash.
But the 31-yr-old has netted handiest 3 instances in 9 appearances due to the fact getting back from Qatar, where he injured the identical ankle playing for Brazil.
He came off with a sprain in his country’s 2-zero win over Serbia of their establishing recreation and didn’t play once more inside the organization degree.
The ex-Barcelona man lower back in the knockout rounds however Brazil misplaced to Croatia on penalties in the region-finals, regardless of Neymar placing them in advance in extra time in that sport.
He has had harm problems at World Cups earlier than.
In 2014, he suffered a damaged vertebra inside the quarterfinals in opposition to Colombia and missed the semi-very last, which Brazil lost 7-1.
Neymar’s health has been a normal situation for PSG, considering the fact that he signed from Barcelona for a world-file rate of 222 million euros ($264m) in 2017.
He has scored 118 dreams in 173 video games for PSG, but has ignored more than a hundred video games due both to damage or suspension. In Ligue 1, he has performed simplest forty nine consistent with cent of PSG’s Ligue 1 fits on account that his arrival (112 out of 228).
In his first season at PSG, a fractured metatarsal dominated him out of the second one leg of their Champions League remaining-sixteen tie against Real Madrid, which they lost.
He failed to 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 year’s World Cup in Russia.
The following year every other metatarsal damage noticed him omit the closing-sixteen tie in opposition to Manchester United as PSG again went out within the first knockout spherical.
PSG are also without Presnel Kimpembe in opposition to Bayern on Wednesday, with the France centre-returned set to overlook the relaxation of the season because of an achilles damage.
On Saturday, throughout the celebrations of Kylian Mbappe’s club document 201st purpose, Neymar ventured onto the pitch on crutches.
In his absence, Mbappe and Lionel Messi have eight dreams and four assists between them in three video games.