Paris, Europe Brief News – Paris Saint-Germain‘s footballer Neymar will undergo a season-ending surgery on his right ankle and will be out for up to four months.
Neymar promised to “come back stronger” after PSG said he will be out of action for three to four months.
“I’ll come back stronger,” he wrote with a praying hands emoji.
Neymar has not played with PSG since he was stretchered off the field against Lille, but his absence has coincided with his team’s resurgence as Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi raised their level in recent weeks.
PSG trail Bayern 1-0 ahead of the second leg in the round of 16 of the Champions League.
It’s not the first time the Brazilian forward has missed important games with PSG. Neymar has been sidelined for spells with foot, groin, rib and ankle injuries since joining the club for a record $269m from Barcelona in 2017.
In 2018, Neymar suffered a foot injury before an important Champions League match against Real Madrid. PSG were eliminated by the Spanish club in the last 16.
A year later, he missed the last 16 against Manchester United. Neymar was injured again in 2021, this time in his left adductor, and was out when PSG faced Barcelona.
PSG are top of the league with an eight-point lead over second-placed Olympique de Marseille.