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Neymar to return 'within ten weeks'

Publish on 30/01/2019 at 00:00 - S. WILLIS

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Paris Saint-Germain have said they expect Neymar to return to action "within ten weeks", meaning the Brazilian superstar could be available for the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, should the club reach that stage.

Injured against Strasbourg in the Coupe de France last week, Neymar will miss both egs of the Champions League round of 16 tie with Manchester United. The quarter-finals of the competition begin on April 9.

A statement on the club website read: "On Tuesday evening Paris Saint-Germain gathered together a group of world-renowned medical experts at the Ooredoo Training Centre to carry out a thorough review of the injury to Neymar Jr.’s right foot, sustained against RC Strasbourg in the Coupe de France round of 16 match on 23 January.

"After detailed analysis by the specialists, a consensus was reached of a conservative treatment of Neymar Jr.’s injury to the fifth right metatarsal. Informed of this recommendation, Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian international striker agreed with this protocol. As a result, Neymar Jr. is expected to return to the field within ten weeks.

"Paris Saint-Germain sends its strongest support and encouragement to Neymar Jr. to overcome this injury, with the courage and determination that the player has always shown."