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PSG's Neymar arrives in Qatar for ankle surgery

10 March 2023, MVT 19:55
(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 19, 2023 Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar falls, injured after a contact with Lille's French midfielder Benjamin Andre during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Lille LOSC at The Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris. - Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar will undergo ankle surgery "in the next few days" and will be out of action for three to four months, the club announced on March 6, 2023. -- Photo: Franck Fife / AFP
10 March 2023, MVT 19:55

Paris Saint-German forward Neymar arrived in Doha on Friday for an operation on the ankle injury that has ended his season, Qatar's official news agency said.

The 31-year-old Brazilian is facing up to four months out after suffering the injury last month playing Lille -- the latest in a series of fitness problems.

Qatar-owned earlier PSG said Neymar, who became the world's most expensive player in 2017, would undergo a ligament repair operation in Doha.

"Neymar of France's PSG arrives in Doha for surgery at the Aspetar hospital," the Qatar News Agency said.

Neymar has promised to "come back stronger" after his surgery.

His fitness has been a regular concern for PSG since signing for a world-record fee of 222 million euros ($264m), missing more than 100 games due to injury or suspension.

He has played only 49 percent of PSG's Ligue 1 matches -- 112 out of 228 -- since his arrival.

© Agence France-Presse

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