Neymar picks up injury; set to miss rest of season

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Brazilian forward Neymar has sustained an ankle injury and will miss the rest of the season.

He has being ruled out for up to four months due to injury by Paris Saint-Germain.

The forward was stretchered off with an ankle injury during PSG’s clash with Lille in February.

He has not played since and will now undergo likely season-ending surgery in Doha.

A statement from PSG said: “Neymar has had several episodes of right ankle instability in recent years.

“Following his last sprain contracted on February 20, the medical staff of Paris Saint-Germain recommended a ligament repair operation, in order to avoid a major risk of recurrence. All of the experts consulted confirmed this need.

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

“A delay of three to four months is expected before his return to collective training.”

PSG’s next game is the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

The Champions League final takes place on June 10 while the Ligue 1 season finishes on June 4.

Neymar’s contract with PSG expires in 2025 and Chelsea owner Todd Boehly reportedly met with PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi in February to discuss a potential transfer.

Neymar joined PSG from Barcelona in 2017 and has scored 118 goals for the club in 173 matches.

He has suffered from foot issues in the past, missing parts of the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons due to injury, as well as two games at the 2022 World Cup due to ankle ligament damage.

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