Neymar has 'successful' surgery on injured foot

Neymar has 'successful' surgery on injured foot

Neymar has scored 28 goals in 30 appearances in all competitions for PSG since arriving, a prolific performance cut short by the injury on February 25 during PSG's 3-0 drubbing of Marseille.

The forward will now miss next week's Champions League round-of-16 second leg with Real Madrid at Parc des Princes, but the French capital club have confirmed that the operation went well at Materdei Hospital in Belo Horizonte.

The Brazilian striker is the face of PSG, which paid a world-record transfer fee of 222 million euros ($270.8 million) to acquire Neymar from Spanish-league powerhouse FC Barcelona last summer.

The operation was declared a complete success. Staff at the hospital, a tall building with mirrored windows, were put on paparazzi lockdown, with a ban on using their cellphones anywhere near the star.

Neymar may not be able to walk for a while, but he is already carrying the burden of the nation's expectations.

Samuel Grandsir went closest for Troyes when he crashed a shot narrowly over the crossbar in the closing stages, while Zelazny pulled off further saves to deny Nkunku and Timothy Weah.

"The post-op rehabilitation will begin immediately with the presence of a PSG physiotherapist", the CBF added. Lasmar's father Neylor was also the Brazilian team doctor in the 1980s and operated on another big star of the Brazilian footballing galaxy, Zico - getting him ready in time for the World Cup in Mexico.

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"He will be re-evaluated in around six weeks in order to specify a possible date when he can return to training".

"He's likely to recover pretty quickly because he's an athlete and young".

We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website and bring you more relevant advertising. "It's remarkable. There's a sacred place at home where they keep anything that has something to do with Neymar".

Fans waited outside the Mater Dei hospital on Saturday morning to chant Neymar's name and lend their support to Brazil's 26-year-old talisman.

A plus for Neymar is that the enforced break from competitive football may do him as much good as it threatens harm.

"Their dream is to meet Neymar".

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