Neymar has to have surgery on his ankle and the season is over for him

Neymar has to have surgery on his ankle and the season is over for him

Neymar has to have ankle surgery and his season is over

Match of the 24th round of the French football league Paris St. Germain v Lille, 19 February 2023. Injured PSG's Neymar is carried off the pitch.

Paris – Brazilian soccer player Neymar has to undergo an operation with an injured ankle. The intervention, according to the French club Paris St. Germain will undergo a clinic in Doha in the coming days and will then be out for three to four months. This practically means the end of the season for him.

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The national team forward suffered an injury to his right ankle, with which he has repeatedly had problems in recent years, on February 19 in a French league match against Lille. “PSG's medical team has recommended surgery on the ligaments to reduce the risk of further recurrence of the problem,” representatives of the competition leader said in a statement. 18 goals and 17 assists in 29 competitive matches.

In the championship at the end of November, he was injured in the first match against Serbia and did not start again in the group. He then helped defeat Korea, but was unable to prevent elimination by Croatia in the quarter-finals. “I will come back stronger,” wrote Neymar on Instagram today, who scored Croatia's 77th international goal in Doha and equaled the record of the legend Pelé.

Since he transferred to Paris in the summer of 2017 for a record 222 million euros from Barcelona, ​​he lost a number of important games at PSG. The culprit was problems with the leg, groin, rib and long-term ankle. According to the AFP agency, he played only 49 percent of the games in the French league. The Parisian club will now rely only on Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé from the star offensive trio.