Brazilian doctor confirms Neymar’s recovery is on track, with star expected to play the World Cup

After Brazilian star Neymar broke a bone on his right foot on February 26th during his team PSG’s 3-0 win over Marseille, the doctor who operated on his foot confirmed that he is inching closer to a full recovery and will take part in this summer’s World Cup in Russia.

Speaking to a Brazilian newswire GloboEsporte, Neymar’s doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said, “He is working hard and the expectation is that he will arrive well-prepared so he can take part in excellent World Cup training.” Neymar had only mentioned last week in an interview that he would not be returning to the pitch by May 17th. Post that, the Brazilian captain will be put on an intense recovery program to get him in the best shape for the World Cup in Russia, which begins on June 14th and will go on till July 15th.

However, this means that he will not be turning out for his club Paris Saint Germain from now till the end of the season, who play their last game of the season on May 19th. Speaking about Neymar’s injury, Lasmar added, “We need to improve his physical fitness because it has probably decreased. Players recovering from injury deserve individual evaluation to design the best strategy for them.”

For the time being, Neymar is a PSG player but may well find his future elsewhere at the conclusion of the World Cup, with there being suggestions that he would be open to a move away from the club.


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