PSG's Neymar ruled out for 10 weeks but surgery not required

Neymar, now in his second season with PSG after moving from Barcelona in 2017 for a record $263 million transfer fee, was injured January 23 in a French Cup round of 16 match against Strasbourg.

The Brazil captain will miss both legs of Paris Saint-Germain's matches with Manchester United in the Champions League last 16 on February 12 and March 6 because of his latest foot injury.

"After detailed analysis by the specialists, a consensus was reached of a conservative treatment of Neymar Jr.'s injury to the fifth right metatarsal".

"Informed of this recommendation, Paris St Germain's Brazilian global striker agreed with this protocol".

This means he will not feature for PSG in their Champions League round of 16 tie against Manchester United. As a result, Neymar is expected to return to the field within ten weeks.

A PSG statement said: 'Paris Saint-Germain wishes to show its player all his affection, his strongest support and his greatest encouragement to overcome this injury, with the courage and determination he has always shown'. Neymar's unlikely to be ready for the first leg but could come into contention for the second leg.

Its an encouraging sign for Ole Gunnar Solksjaer and his reinvigorated side who will have one less world class attacker to worry about when they take on the French champions next month.

Brazilian football star Neymar will be sidelined for 10 weeks as he pursues "conservative treatment" for a broken bone in his right foot, marking the second straight season that he has missed time with an injury to the same foot.

And according to Sky Germany, the player was targeted by PSG, as a replacement for the injured Neymar.

He underwent an operation, performed by Lasmar, and returned just in time for the World Cup in Russian Federation last June.

  • Angelo Rivera