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Paris Saint Germain confirmed this Monday, the 6th, that Neymar will undergo surgery on ankle ligaments and is expected to return in three to four months. The star was injured in the match against Lille, valid for Ligue 1, on February 19.

The latest news about the player’s recovery came on Friday, the 3rd, where coach Christopher Galtier had informed that Neymar would be out of the next two PSG games, which included the decision against Bayern Munich for the Champions League round of 16.

With the confirmation that the return to the lawns is three to four months, he will no longer play for the French club in the season. In addition, Neymar was not called up by the interim national team coach Ramon Menezes for the friendly against Morocco, on March 25th. Doctor Rodrigo Lasmar confirmed that the athlete was not called for medical reasons.

Neymar has had a lot of ankle injuries in recent years. The last one was during the World Cup in which he missed two games of the World Cup group stage, due to a sprain occurred in debut game.

PSG face Bayern Munich this Tuesday, 7th, at 5pm in the second leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League. In place of the playmaker, coach Galtier should change the formation and go with Messi and Mbappé in command of the attack.

See PSG’s full medical bulletin:

“Neymar Jr. has had several episodes of instability in his right ankle in recent years. After his last sprain contracted on February 20, the medical team at Paris Saint-Germain recommended a ligament repair operation in order to avoid a high risk of recurrence All the experts consulted confirmed this need.

This surgery will be performed in the coming days at the ASPETAR Hospital in Doha.

A period of 3 to 4 months is expected before his return to collective training.”

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