News ID: 214122
Published: 0212 GMT April 28, 2018

Neymar to recover in time for World Cup, doctor says

Neymar to recover in time for World Cup, doctor says

Neymar's attempts to reach full fitness in time for the 2018 World Cup are on track, according to Brazil's team doctor.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward had his season curtailed when he fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot during the 3-0 Ligue 1 victory over Marseille, undergoing surgery on March 3, the FourFourTwo magazine reported.

Last week Neymar identified May 17 as a target date to return to training, with Brazil's Russia 2018 opener against Switzerland coming exactly a month later in Rostov.

And Rodrigo Lasmar is happy with the progress being made by the Selecao's prized asset.

"Neymar is working hard and we expect him to be well prepared so that he can make an excellent preparation for the World Cup," the medic told GloboEsporte.

"He is recovering in the best possible way, as part of the established program [for rehabilitation].

"We need to improve the physical condition [of a player coming back from injury] because it is probably low.

"Players returning from an injury must undergo an individual assessment in order to design the best strategy for them."

Brazil has been drawn in Group E alongside Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia.


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