Neymar Jr. Injury update: According to a statement released by the club, Paris Saint-Germain’s star player Neymar Jr. has been ruled out for up to 4 months following ankle surgery. The Brazilian forward has been plagued with ankle injuries recently and suffered a sprain during PSG’s 4-3 victory against Lille in the French league on February 19.
Following consultations with medical experts, the PSG medical staff recommended a ligament repair operation to prevent a significant risk of recurrence. The ASPETAR hospital in Doha will conduct the surgical procedure within the coming days.
Due to his recent surgery, Neymar Jr.’s absence from PSG will extend beyond the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 2nd Leg match against Bayern Munich.
He is expected to miss several critical fixtures for the team. This news is a significant blow to the French giants, who are already without the services of injured star forward Kylian Mbappe.
French media reports have raised questions about Neymar’s dedication. After PSG’s 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League round of 16 at Parc des Princes, Neymar engaged in a poker tournament and dined at a fast-food restaurant.
This latest setback for Neymar Jr. adds to his injury woes, as the Brazilian has already missed significant playing time due to various injuries this season. PSG will hope he makes a speedy recovery as they look to maintain their position at the top of the French league and progress in the Champions League.
The absence of Neymar Jr. will undoubtedly be felt by PSG, who will now have to rely on their remaining attacking options, including Mauro Icardi, Angel Di Maria, and Pablo Sarabia, to pick up the slack.
PSG fans will be hoping for a quick recovery for Neymar Jr. and a return to his best form when he eventually makes his comeback.