PSG and Neymar battles over when he should have surgery on broken foot.
The Brazilian was laid off on a stretcher in Sunday’s 3-0 win over Marseille, before it was revealed he had broken the bone in his foot.
PSG announced on Wednesday that the player will indeed fly to Brazil to have surgery after both the club and Brazilian national team doctors came to an agreement.
And, according to AS, Neymar was the one pushing to have the surgery, which will render him unfit for around two months, sooner rather than later – owing to his desire to be in top shape for the tournament in Russia this summer.
The Ligue 1 leaders, however, had a more conservative course of treatment which was more in line with affording their world-record signing every chance of being able to play in next Tuesday’s Champions League second-leg tie against Real Madrid.
Reports in Brazil claim a clause in the player’s contract stipulates that PSG had the final decision over how and when the injury was treated.
Folha de Sao Paulo reported that if Neymar, 26, defied the club’s orders it would mean an automatic termination of his contract – and he would also be liable for compensation.
But it appears the club and the player came to an amicable agreement and did what they believe is best to get the PSG and Brazil talisman back as quickly as possible.