Neymar out for the rest of the season

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) star Neymar Jr forward Neymar is set to undergo surgery to repair ankle ligaments, which will keep him out for the rest of the season, the Ligue 1 club. The Brazilian international was stretchered off with an injury in a 4-3 win over Lille in Ligue 1, which season set to be finished on June 3. Don’t miss big wins and bonuses when you confirm your account with 12BET

“Neymar Jr has sustained a number of instances of instability in his right ankle in recent years. Following his latest sprain on 20 February, the Paris Saint-Germain medical staff recommended a ligament repair operation to avoid a major risk of recurrence. All the experts consulted have confirmed this necessity,” PSG said in a statement. We have football odds and updates ready for you! 

Neymar has scored 18 goals in all competitions for his club this season, three of which came in his return from the 2022 World Cup campaign in Qatar, where he also injured the same ankle during his country’s 2-0 win over Serbia. He was able to return in the competition. In a social media post, Neymar vowed to make a return. “I’ll come back stronger,” he wrote with a praying hands emoji.

In total, the 31-year-old suffered few injuries in the past. These injuries have been a regular concern for his French side since he signed from Barcelona for a world-record fee of $264m in 2017. Neymar sustained metatarsal fractures before PSG’s last-16 tie against Real Madrid in 2019 and against Manchester United the following year. PSG knocked out of the Champions League on both occasions.

Neymar was injured again in 2021, this time in his left adductor, and was out when PSG faced Barcelona. He has scored 118 goals in 173 games for PSG. The French champions will also be without Presnel Kimpembe against Bayern, with the France centre-back also set to miss the rest of the season due to an achilles injury. 

PSG currently sit top of the Ligue 1 table, with an eight-point lead over second-placed Olympique de Marseille. They set to play against Bayern Munich in the Champions League next week, hoping to win the game as they were beaten in the first matchup with the German champions. 

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