Neymar leaves hospital after 'successful' surgery on injured foot

Neymar: Brazil Football Confederation gives update on player's surgery

Neymar will also have to sit out Brazil's friendlies against Russian Federation and Germany.

This season Neymar has scored 29 goals in 30 appearances for PSG across all competitions, while he has provided 15 assists.

"The operation, conducted by Doctor Rodrigo Lasmar, was successful".

Gerard Saillant, the French doctor representing PSG at the hospital, said the timing of Neymar's return to full training could only be given at the six-week mark.

Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian football great Neymar was released from the Mater Dei Hospital in Belo Horizonte to take part in the first phase of his post-surgery recovery here, the official sources said.

PSG will assess Neymar in six weeks to establish a possible date for his return to training, with reports suggesting the 26-year-old could be out of action for around three months.

The world's most expensive footballer was using crutches to walk and wearing a big protective boot on his right foot.

Neymar is ruled out of Tuesday's Champions League last-16 second leg against Real Madrid and now faces a battle to regains sharpness ahead of the World Cup.

Lasmar pointed out that physiotherapy would be done by Rafael Martino, who does work both for PSG and the Brazilian national team, which "shows the integration of all parties". This would put him uncomfortably close to the start of the World Cup on June 14, including missing two friendly warm-up games.

They said: "Neymar is already in his room".

"The operation will be in Belo Horizonte on Saturday morning, and the recovery takes from two-and-a-half months to three months", he was quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

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

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