Neymar could be out for three months

March 02, 2018
Neymar

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP):

Neymar will have surgery on a fractured toe in his right foot and could be out for up to three months, an estimate that would take the Brazil forward right up to the World Cup.

Neymar was injured Sunday in Paris Saint-Germain's match against Marseille in the French league.

Brazil's national team doctor, Rodrigo Lasmar, says "it was not a simple fissure in his little toe. It was a meaningful fracture in a toe in the middle of his foot."

Lasmar says Neymar will have surgery on Saturday in Belo Horizonte and will be out between two and a half and three months.

The World Cup starts on June 14, and Brazil are due to play their first match against Switzerland on June 17.

Lasmar says, "We will try to be within that deadline for him to play for his club and Brazil."

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