Brazilian superstar, Neymar is expected to have fully recovered from his injury a month before the World Cup in Russia, according to a French media report on Sunday. The Paris Saint-Germain forward has been recuperating in Brazil since undergoing surgery on a broken bone in his foot on March 3.
The 26-year-old was injured while playing for PSG in a league match against Marseille on February 25, just before the crucial Champions League last 16 second-leg clash with Real Madrid, in which his team got eliminated. The injury also ruled him out of playing any further part in PSG’s season.
According to L’Equipe, the former Barcelona star will return to Paris in “mid-May at the latest”, to take part in PSG’s end of season celebrations.
Moreover, RMC radio, based in Paris, also said the striker would be back in “early May”, to complete his rehabilitation in Paris alongside his two physiotherapists.
His injury had sparked a club-versus-country tug-of-war, with PSG wanting to try to get Neymar fit in time to play against Real Madrid, while Brazil were against rushing him back to ensure his full recovery ahead of the World Cup in June.
Brazil, however, won the battle, as Neymar under-went surgery in his homeland.
PSG would play their final league game against Caen on May 19, after which they would celebrate their successes in regaining the Ligue 1 title, the League Cup and potentially adding the French Cup on May 8, with third-tier club side, Les Herbiers as their opponent in the final.
The forward had earlier this week said he was due to undergo tests on May 17, to determine whether he is fit to start playing again.
“I will arrive better than I was before,” he said at a publicity event in Sao Paulo.
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