PSG star Neymar will miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury

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Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has been ruled out for the rest of the season as the Brazil international will undergo surgery to repair ankle ligaments that will keep him out for at least three months, the Ligue 1 club said on Monday.

Neymar, who has 13 goals and 11 assists in Ligue 1 this season, has not played since being carried off during his side’s 4-3 win over Lille last month, missing PSG’s last two games.

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“Neymar Jr. has had several episodes of instability in his right ankle in recent years,” PSG said in a statement.

“Following his last sprain, sustained on February 20, the medical staff … recommended a ligament repair operation to avoid a high risk of recurrence. All the experts consulted have confirmed this necessity.

“A delay of three to four months is expected before he returns to training.”

PSG said he would undergo the operation in Doha, Qatar.

The club are top of the league with an eight-point lead over second-placed Marseille. They face Bayern Munich on Wednesday in the Champions League round of 16, trailing 1-0.

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