Paris Saint Germain have confirmed that Neymar will miss the Champions League tie with Real Madrid, being forced to undergo surgery on his ankle.
The 25-year-old former Barcelona player was stretchered off in the 3-0 win over Marseille on Sunday evening, having sustained a metatarsal fracture and sprained ankle.
Globo Esporte were first to report on Tuesday morning that the Brazilian international would miss two months of football, threatening his participation in PSG’s Ligue 1 and Champions League campaigns, plus his country’s preparations for the World Cup in Russia this summer.
The Parisian club confirmed on Monday that Neymar had suffered a sprain to his right ankle and a fissure to his fifth metatarsal, but they did not confirm the length of unavailability.
Point médical pour @NeymarJr
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However, it is now confirmed that he will return to Brazil to undergo surgery, seeing him ruled out of the Madrid game.
“In accordance with the player, it has been decided that Neymar Jr will undergo surgery in Brazil at the end of this week, ” a club statement read.
“He will be operated on by Dr. Rodrigo Lasmar, accompanied by Professor Saillant, representing PSG.”
Neymar has been in scintillating form for PSG this season, scoring 29 goals in 30 games since moving from Barcelona in a €222m deal last summer.
Madrid won the first leg against Unai Emery’s side 3-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu and the Spanish side have found their domestic form since, beating Alaves 4-0 at the weekend, which saw Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo all score.