Neymar Sr speaks out on injury debate surrounding Paris Saint-Germain star forward
Posted: 28 February 2018 Time: 20:00
The father of Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has risked a potential feud with the Ligue 1 leaders over his son's recent injury concern.
The world-record signing sprained his ankle and fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot during the 3-0 victory over Marseille in the French Clasico on Sunday.
Rumours quickly circulated in Brazilian media that the attacking talisman will undergo surgery and be ruled out for the next two months.
However, PSG head coach Unai Emery refuted the claims that a decision was made and responded by saying the club will explore other options in order to have the 26-year-old available for the remainder of the season.
Now, Neymar Sr has weighed in on the debate, claiming what's best for his son is to undergo the operation swiftly in order for a smooth recovery before the 2018 World Cup in Russia later this year.
"Tomorrow they [PSG and Brazil doctor] will meet and decide. We did not want to be in this situation, but we should try to recover Neymar as best we can," Neymar's father told ESPN Brasil.
"PSG already know they will not have Neymar for six to eight weeks, regardless of whether there is surgery or not. It is vital to make it quickly because we cannot wait.
"Surgery is the quickest way to accelerate the player's recovery."