Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar has successfully undergone surgery on his fractured metatarsal.
This was revealed by his French Ligue 1 club via a statement on Saturday.
A club statement said: “Neymar Jr underwent surgery today at the Materdei Hospital in Belo Horizonte.”
“The operation, conducted by Doctor Rodrigo Lasmar, was successful. The operation consisted of the laying of a screw associated with a transplant fixed at the level of the lesion of the fifth metatarsal of the right foot.
“Re-education will begin immediately under the direction of a club physiotherapist. Neymar’s injury will be assessed in six weeks’ time to establish a possible date for his return to training.” the statement added.
World’s most expensive player Neymar suffered a season-ending injury during PSG’s game against Olympique Marseille last month.
Neymar will almost certainly miss his club’s UEFA Champions League (UCL) round of 16 second leg clash at home to European champions Real Madrid.