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Injured Neymar eyeing early return for PSG

IANS  |  Rio de Janeiro 

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) forward has said he will be back playing "in a bit more than a month" as he recovers from foot

The 26-year-old Brazilian has been sidelined since late February, when he cracked the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. He underwent on March 3 in the Brazilian city of

Brazil's national team doctor said at the time of the operation that Neymar's recovery could take up to three months. That prognosis appeared to cast doubt over whether would be fit in time for in Russia, which begins on June 14.

But the former prodigy indicated on Friday he could be available for Paris Saint-German's final matches of the season in May, reported.

"There is still a month to go, a bit more than a month," told "I'm progressing well and consolidating well."

said earlier on Friday that Neymar was "close to returning".

"His recent medical test went well and everything looks fine. He has progressed normally -- he is close," the Spaniard told a news conference.

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 07:56 IST
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