Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar will miss the remainder of the 2022-2023 season after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle.
PSG claimed that the surgery is necessary to “prevent a major risk of recurrence” because the 31-year-old has experienced multiple “instances of instability in his right ankle” recently.
Before he could begin training, they estimated it would take three to four months.
For the previous few years, Neymar has experienced numerous right foot problems.
He was hurt during Brazil’s opening 2022 World Cup group game against Serbia, and as a result, he missed two of their World Cup games.
The former Barcelona player missed the 2019 Copa America as well as a few weeks of 2021 due to a ligament tear in his right ankle.
During PSG’s 4-3 victory at home against Lille on February 19, 2023, the Brazil forward was stretched out of the pitch due to a broken right ankle.
He has helped PSG this season with 10 assists and 13 goals in Ligue 1.
As they compete for their 11th French top-flight championship, Christophe Galtier’s side is eight points clear of the team in second place in the standings.
They will try to overcome a 1-0 deficit from the opening match in their Champions League round of 16 meeting against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
On June 3 against Clermont, PSG will play their last league game of the season before the Champions League final on June 10.