Brazilian international Neymar will be side-lined from any games for three months after undergoing surgery on his broken foot, his doctor says.

The Brazilian international suffered “a sprain of the right ankle and fissure of the fifth metatarsal”, according to the French league leaders, in their win over Olympique Marseille on February 25. Neymar was carried off on a stretcher in tears.

The (recovery) period will be around two and a half to three months,” national team surgeon Rodrigo Lasmar said, who flew with Neymar.

The injury has not only ruled the world’s most expensive player out of PSG’s make-or-break Champions League clash with Real Madrid on March 6, but also for the football-mad public in Brazil, also threatens the much-fancied national side’s build-up to the World Cup, starting in Russia on June 14.

Lasmar, who will lead the surgery at a hospital in Belo Horizonte, said there is no quick fix for the striker.

“It’s not a simple fracture, but a fracture in an important bone in the middle of the foot,”.


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