Champions League: Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar ruled out for the entire season, to undergo ankle surgery


Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar has been ruled out for the rest of the season and is scheduled to undergo ankle surgery, the club confirmed on Monday, 6 March.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 6, 2023 23:44 IST

Neymar has been ruled out for the season, confirmed PSG. (Reuters Photo)

By India Today Sports Desk: Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has been ruled out for the rest of the season and is set to undergo surgery to repair ankle ligaments. The French club released a statement on Monday, 6 March, confirming the developments and stated that the process of surgery and recovery will keep the Brazilian star out for at least three months.

Neymar, who has 13 goals and 11 assists in Ligue 1 this season, has not played since a 4-3 win over Lille last month, missing PSG’s last two games.

“Neymar Jr has had several episodes of instability in his right ankle in recent years,” PSG said in a statement.

“Following his last sprain contracted on February 20, the medical staff… recommended a ligament repair operation to avoid a major risk of recurrence. All the experts consulted have confirmed this necessity.

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

PSG said he would undergo the surgery in Doha.

The club are top of the league with an eight-point lead over second-placed Olympique de Marseille. They face Bayern Munich on Wednesday in the Champions League last-16 second leg where they trail 1-0.

Edited By:

Kingshuk Kusari

Published On:

Mar 6, 2023



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