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Neymar undergoes successful surgery on injured right foot

07 March 2018

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar is expected to be out for up to three months after undergoing foot surgery in Brazil.

"Contrary to what might have been written or said., decisions already taken and those to come have had the complete agreement of Neymar of course, and of his family, all the staff at PSG, the medical staff, the organisation and management of PSG, and the representatives of the CBF", Saillant said.

The world's most expensive footballer was operated on in Belo Horizonte by the Brazil national team doctor.

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The Paris Saint-Germain player will begin his post-operation recovery at his mansion in Mangaratiba, along the southern coast of Rio de Janeiro state, local media reported.

His recovery will be monitored by Brazil and PSG physiotherapist Rafael Martini, who has been working alongside Neymar since he started his career at Santos in Sao Paulo. A statement read, as quoted by the club's official website: "The operation consisted of the laying of a screw associated with a transplant fixed at the level of the lesion of the fifth metatarsal of the right foot".

"Neymar is sad, but understands that he has no alternative (to surgery) now".

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But if Lasmar's prognosis of a almost three-month wait is true, then Brazil will be scrambling even to get him ready for the World Cup in Russian Federation starting in June.

The Ligue 1 side next play Real Madrid on March 6, where they need to overcome a 1-3 deficit in the second leg of their Champions League round-of-16 encounter.

"He will be re-evaluated in around six weeks in order to specify a possible date when he can return to training", CBF said.

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Neymar undergoes successful surgery on injured right foot