March 20, 2023

The Brazilian ahead will endure surgical procedure on his proper ankle in Doha, in accordance with the French membership.

Brazilian footballer Neymar will endure a season-ending surgical procedure on his proper ankle and might be out for as much as 4 months, French membership Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) say.

Neymar will miss the membership’s Champions League match at Bayern Munich on Wednesday and might be operated on within the coming days at a hospital in Doha, Qatar, PSG mentioned on Monday.

“Neymar Jr has offered a number of episodes of instability of the appropriate ankle in recent times,” PSG mentioned in an announcement.

“Following his final sprain on February 20, the Paris Saint-Germain medical employees advisable a ligament restore operation to keep away from a serious threat of recurrence,” the membership mentioned. “All of the consultants consulted have confirmed this necessity.”

The 31-year-old ahead, who has 13 objectives and 11 assists in Ligue 1 this season, picked up his newest damage final month in a 4-3 win over Lille.

He additionally injured his proper ankle in Brazil’s opening match eventually yr’s World Cup in Qatar, however he was in a position to return later within the match.

Neymar has not performed with PSG since he was stretchered off the sphere in opposition to Lille, however his absence has coincided along with his crew’s resurgence as Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi raised their degree in current weeks.

PSG path Bayern 1-0 forward of the second leg within the spherical of 16 of the Champions League.

It isn’t the primary time the Brazilian ahead has missed necessary video games with PSG. Neymar has been sidelined for spells with foot, groin, rib and ankle accidents since becoming a member of the membership for a report $269m from Barcelona in 2017.

In 2018, Neymar suffered a foot damage earlier than an necessary Champions League match in opposition to Actual Madrid. PSG had been eradicated by the Spanish membership within the final 16.

A yr later, he missed the final 16 in opposition to Manchester United. Neymar was injured once more in 2021, this time in his left adductor, and was out when PSG confronted Barcelona.

PSG are high of the league with an eight-point lead over second-placed Olympique de Marseille.

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