Neymar’s World Cup hopes have been plunged into doubt after he arrived on an Air France flight from Paris and left in a wheelchair, a photo taken by one of his fellow passengers showed this.
Mirror Sport revealed he will miss more football than initially planned and is more likely not to represent Brazil in the World Cup as he is set to be out for three months.
It was initially thought that Neymar was going to miss just two months, but the team doctor has confirmed that he will likely be out of action for even longer.
The Brazilian was stretchered off in tears after he sprained his ankle and fractured his metatarsal in PSG’s win over Marseille last weekend.
Another report from hindustantimes.com confirms that Surgery will take place on Saturday, as stated by national team surgeon Rodrigo Lasmar . But despite the hurry to put Neymar under the knife at a hospital in Belo Horizonte, he won’t be back on the field soon.
The source further disclosed that the (recovery) period will be around two and a half to three months,” Lasmar, said after arriving with the player on the same Air France plane.
The injury has not only ruled Neymar out of PSG’s do-or-die Champions League clash with Real Madrid but now threatens the much fancied Brazilian national side’s build-up to the World Cup, which starts June 14.
On Tuesday, the Brazilian’s father had claimed the player would be out for “at least six weeks” the source reported.