Neymar undergoes successful surgery, confirms Brazil confederation

Neymar undergoes successful surgery, confirms Brazil confederation

Neymar undergoes successful surgery, confirms Brazil confederation

Brazil's Paris St Germain forward Neymar has had a successful operation on his injured foot and ankle, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said in a statement on Saturday.

Neymar will miss Brazil's friendlies later this month against World Cup hosts Russian Federation and reigning champions Germany, but Lasmar said he expected Neymar to be back in time for the World Cup finals, which kick off on June 14.

The World Cup starts on June 14 in Russian Federation.

Neymar has scored 28 goals in 30 appearances for PSG in all competitions since signing from Barcelona for a world-record fee a year ago.

The injury immediately ruled the 26-year-old out of Tuesday's Champions League last-16 second leg against Real Madrid and he now faces a battle to regains sharpness ahead of the World Cup.

PSG had previously given no timescale on Neymar's recovery, but said it will be six weeks before Neymar is able to resume training.

Neymar - transferred from Barcelona to PSG last August for a record 222 million-euros (S$360.9m) - broke his foot while playing in a 3-0 win over Marseille on Feb 25.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane. "Neymar's injury will be assessed in six weeks' time to establish a possible date for his return to training".

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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.

Amid reports of tension between PSG and Brazil's footballing authorities over Neymar's medical treatment, PSG insisted that it would take charge of his recuperation.

PSG and Brazil have competing interests in Neymar's case.

"The operation, conducted by Doctor Rodrigo Lasmar, was successful".

"He's likely to recover pretty quickly because he's an athlete and young".

"When you think how exhausting the European season is, he could even arrive fresher than the others", said Cristiano Nunes, the physio for Brazilian first division club Internacional in Porto Alegre.

Neymar has suffered 14 injuries that forced him to miss at least one game, including the fractured vertebrae during the 2014 World Cup which forcied him to miss the infamous thrashing by Germany, but the latest is by far the most serious, GloboEsporte.com said.

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