Neymar Ruled Out For Months After Ankle Ligament Injury

Neymar sustained the injury during PSG’s Ligue 1 clash with Lille on February 19. The club initially announced that he hadn’t sustained a fracture, leading to optimism that a return wouldn’t be too far away.

However, on Monday, March 6, PSG confirmed on Monday that Neymar will undergo surgery to repair the ligament damage to his ankle and might miss the remainder of the 2022-23 season.

The statement read;

“Neymar Jr 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 period of 3 to 4 months is expected before his return to collective training.”

Neymar Jr has sustained a number of instances of instability in his right ankle in recent years. Following his latest sprain on 20 February, the Paris Saint-Germain medical staff recommended a ligament repair operation to avoid a major risk of recurrence. All the experts consulted have confirmed this necessity.

The surgery will be performed in the next few days at the ASPETAR hospital in Doha. It will take 3 to 4 months before he can return to training with the team.

PSG is sitting on the number one spot on the Ligue 1 table and currently have an eight-point lead over second-placed Marseille. They will be facing Bayern Munich on Wednesday, March 8, in the Champions League last-16 second leg where they trail 1-0.

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