Brazilian superstar Neymar said Tuesday (Apr 17) that he won’t be back playing at least until the second half of May, when he is scheduled to have his final medical exam following foot surgery.
‘‘There isn’t an exact date yet. I have the last exam, if I’m not mistaken, I’m not sure, on May 17,’’ the Paris Saint-Germain forward told a press conference in Sao Paulo.
‘‘I’ll be cleared to play. Then I’ll see, it depends on how things develop, it depends on my next exams.... It has not been decided,’’ he said.
The timing leaves the world’s most expensive footballer in a tight race to feature again for PSG with the freshly crowned French champion’s season ending on May 19 with a game against Caen.
However, his prospects for starring in Brazil’s much fancied side at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, which runs from Jun 14 to Jul 15, look much better.
Brazil open their campaign on Jun 17 against Switzerland in Rostov.
- Source: Agency