Neymar to return sooner than expected?
Brazilian forward Neymar is set to return in two to three weeks. Many had doubted that the player would play again this season and also expected him to miss the World Cup in Russia. Paris Saint-Germain boss Unai Emery has confirmed today that the Brazilian player will return in a space of 2-3 weeks after a successful operation and treatment back in his homeland, Brazil. This eases concerns of the player’s availability at the World Cup after a fractured metatarsal. The player missed his club’s crucial clash with Real Madrid and was probably disheartened by the poor show as his team bowed out of the Champions League. The estimated time of his return was set between 2-3 months by team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar. This explains everyone’s surprise at Emery’s statement. Neymar has since been visited by PSG President Al-Khelaifi in Brazil for he is an important player for his Paris project. The player will miss the domestic cup final but he will be following it live on television as stated by his coach. The countdown to his return begins but this will mostly be done by the Brazilians as opposed to his club supporters. This is because PSG are already in a comfortable position to win Ligue 1 and are on course to lift the cup as well. It would have been a different case had they gone through to the next round of the Champions League. We wish Neymar a speedy recovery.