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Neymar should return to pre-injury level says doctor

Neymar should return to pre-injury level says doctor

Publish on 03/12 at 07:44 - S. TELFORD


Neymar Jr. had undergone surgery on an ankle ligament injury sustained against LOSC, but the Brazilian is expected back stronger than ever for Paris Saint-Germain.

Neymar has had persistent ankle trouble since his world record €222 million move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017, but he was enjoying his best run of form yet before it cut him down this term.


The Brazilian had plundered 13 goals and 11 assists from just 20 Ligue 1 Uber Eats games this season - for a goal-involvement rate of one every 65 minutes he had played, before the Lille game.


He has now been operated on at the Aspetar sports hospital in Doha, and the clinic's medical director, Hakim Chalabi, discussed Neymar's rehabilitation with AFP.


Watch: Highlights of PSG's 4-3 in over Lille, in which Neymar scored


'Neymar should return to normal level'


"Neymar Jr. underwent successful surgery yesterday. He's doing very well and is happy," he said. "He's in no great pain and the surgeons who operated on him are very happy.


"We'll assess later the moment of his return to the field. For the moment, it's a little early to talk about it.


"[Neymar] will have to move around on crutches for a few days, but then he should be able to resume his physical recuperation.


"He should return to his normal level but with less risk of injury."


Whether Neymar plays again this season remains to be seen, but given his incredible record before the injury this term, he can't come back soon enough.

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