PSG sporting director reveals disagreements over Neymar surgery


But if Lasmar's prognosis of a almost three-month wait is true, then Brazil will be scrambling even to get him ready for the World Cup in Russian Federation starting in June.

The 26-year-old fractured his metatarsal during PSG's 3-0 win over Marseille on 25 February and had to be stretchered off the pitch.

"The recovery time will depend on the player's recovery".

The operation was declared a complete success. "Neymar's injury will be assessed in six weeks' time to establish a possible date for his return to training".

The striker's surgery on Saturday was directed by the Brazilian national team's top physician, Rodrigo Lasmar, and included the placement of a screw associated with a bone implant in the affected metatarsal.

He'll miss the rest of the season for PSG, and most crucially the return leg against Real Madrid in the Champions League on March.

Amid reports of tensions between PSG and Brazil's footballing authorities over Neymar's medical treatment, PSG insisted that it would be in charge of his recuperation.

Earlier, Paris newspaper L'Equipe reported that PSG believe Lasmar lied about Neymar's condition.

According to Brazilian website Uol, Neymar's entourage has already prepared his recovery "headquarters" at his villa, which includes a gymnasium and a machine capable of producing 300kg of ice a day, similar to those used by modern football clubs. This would put him uncomfortably close to the start of the World Cup on June 14, including missing two friendly warm-up games.

"There is absolutely no split, despite what was written".

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