Paris St-Germain forward Neymar will have surgery after suffering a fractured metatarsal and sprained ankle in Sunday’s Ligue 1 win over Marseille according to report from the BBC Sport.
The situation could cause a setback for PSG as this means the 26-year-old Brazilian will miss Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 second-leg tie against Real Madrid.
PSG coach Unai Emery initially said Neymar had a “small chance” of facing Real, before Neymar’s father said he would be out for “six to eight weeks”.
According to reports, the club said Neymar will be operated on in Brazil at the end of the week and this means they will be facing a very difficult situation when they line out against Madrid to overturn a 3-1 lead advantage which Madrid currently enjoys ahead of the clash.
The source quoted the French giant to say: ” after three days of planned care” it was a joint decision by the club’s medical staff and the Brazilian national team to opt for surgery.
The striker who joined PSG for a world record £200m fee from Barcelona last August has scored 29 goals in 30 games so far for club.