Neymar likely to be fit in time for World Cup

ANI | Updated: Apr 16, 2018 13:32 IST

Paris [France], April 16 (ANI): Brazilian star striker Neymar has hinted he is on track to recover fully after his foot operation, meaning that the player would be fit in time to feature in the World Cup.

The former Barcelona and Santos man landed awkwardly during a clash with Marseille forward Bouna Sarr in their Ligue 1 encounter in February and sustained injuries in the process. He was later stretchered off the pitch and was subsequently required a surgery to treat the same.

Talking about his return, Neymar revealed that he now needs a month's time to recover fully from his injury as the Paris Saint-Germain striker targets return during Brazil's opening World Cup match against Switzerland in Russia on June 17.

"There's a month yet.I'm progressing well. Everything is as good as possible," quoted Neymar, as saying.

Recently, PSG had said that Neymar's recovery has been going pretty well, while coach Unai Emery said that he hopes to see the Brazilian making a return before the end of the season.

Earlier, Neymar became the most expensive player in the world (222 million Euros) following an unexpected switch to the French capital side in the summer transfer window last year.(ANI)