Last Sunday the world's most expensive footballer was carried off on a stretcher during PSG's win over Marseille. After scans it was revealed that Neymar had broken a metatarsal as well as a sprained ankle and there were reports the former Barca man would need surgery to correct the injury.
However in contrast to this PSG coach Unai Emery had come out and said there was a small chance the Brazilian could line out for the second leg of their clash with Real Madrid which takes place on the 6th of March, downplaying reports in Brazil that Neymar was set to go under the knife.
Now it seems that Neymar has pulled rank over his club, with PSG releasing a statement confirming that he is to undergo surgery in his native Brazil:
After an initial treatment period of three days in line with a strict medical protocol, a joint decision has been taken between the medical staffs of both Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team,’ a statement from the club said.
In accordance with the player, it has been decided that Neymar will undergo surgery in Brazil at the end of this week. ‘He will be operated on by Dr Rodrigo Lasmar, accompanied by Professor Saillant, representing PSG.’
#UPDATE Brazilian superstar Neymar arrives in Rio de Janeiro ahead of an operation on his fractured foot that will rule him out for up to three months https://t.co/sp4Euh2Yfb pic.twitter.com/QP1mipnD7h
— AFP news agency (@AFP) March 1, 2018
Neymar senior had told ESPN Brazil that Neymar's treatment would last six to eight weeks, regardless of whether there is an operation or not, but the conflicting reports surrounding the Brazilians' injury are symptomatic of the power struggle Neymar's his wishes to be fit in time for Russia and PSG's wishes for their record signing to commit 100% to winning trophies with the Ligue 1 club.
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