Football: fin de saison pour le Brésilien Neymar, qui va être opéré à la cheville

The Paris Saint-Germain striker was injured on February 19, during a Ligie 1 meeting against Lille. The doctors of the club evaluate its period of unavailability of “three to four months”.

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“Three to four months” away from football fields. Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) said on Monday, March 6, that his Brazilian striker Neymar would be operated on the right ankle, “in the coming days” in Doha, in Qatar. The last PSG match in Ligue 1 is scheduled for June 3, its season is over.

The player was injured against Lille, in Ligue 1, on February 19: a sprain, whose additional examinations revealed “ligament lesions”. In a press release, the capital’s club specifies that its number 10 “presented several episodes of instability in the right ankle in recent years”. In order to avoid a “major risk of recurrence”, the PSG medical staff therefore recommended this “ligament repair operation”. The Brazilian had been affected at this same right ankle from the first match of Seleçao at the World-2022, in Qatar, against Serbia, and had only returned for the knockout stages.

This announcement is a blow for the club, of which the Brazilian remains one of the main offensive assets. Despite a drop in regime since his return from the World Cup, he still scored thirteen goals and issued eleven passes in the championship this season. “Tell you that the absence of” Ney “is harmless, no. It is one of the best passers in Ligue 1 and it is still a detrimental absence for us,” insisted PSG coach Christophe Galtier, Friday.

Dark Souvenirs

Since his arrival in Paris in 2017, Neymar has missed 86 club games due to physical seeds. The 31 -year -old had already been dismissed from the group traveling to Bavaria on Wednesday, March 8, for the eighth round return of the Champions League (C1) against Bayern Munich.

His injury also recalls dark memories at PSG, which often had to manage without him for big stake matches in the Queen competition. Neymar had thus injured himself in the foot before an eighth round return of C1 against Real Madrid in 2018. The following year, he had to give up a double confrontation against Manchester United and, in 2021, he had bad the left adductor before a duel against his previous club, FC Barcelona.