Paris Saint-Germain's star striker Neymar Jr. underwent a successful ankle operation at a Qatari hospital. with doctors uncertain when the Brazilian player will be able to return to the field despite successful surgery.
PSG's medical director general, Hakim Chalabi, told the press that Neymar is currently in good spirits and not experiencing much pain. He added that the surgeons who performed the operation are pleased with the results.
Neymar will spend a few more days at the Aspetar sports hospital in Qatar for rest before starting physiotherapy upon his return to PSG. Chalabi stated that the medical staff will consult with the surgeons after further examinations to determine a timeline for Neymar's return.
The 31-year-old player suffered his latest injury during a Ligue 1 match against Lille last month, where he was stretchered off the field. This is not the first time Neymar has experienced ankle issues, as he also injured the same ankle in 2018.
Before the surgery, PSG announced that Neymar could potentially be out for up to four months, which would rule him out for the rest of the current season. Neymar's fitness has been a consistent concern since PSG signed him for a world-record 222 million euros ($264m) in 2017, and he has only played in 112 of PSG's 228 Ligue 1 matches since his arrival.
Chalabi explained that after the operation, Neymar should return to a normal level of play but with a lower risk of injury. However, with no confirmed timeline for his return, PSG fans and supporters around the world will have to wait patiently to see their star player back in action.