Football: Brazil's Neymar to resume training on Sunday, says PSG

Neymar ahead of the French Cup final football match between Les Herbiers and PSG on May 8, 2018.
Neymar ahead of the French Cup final football match between Les Herbiers and PSG on May 8, 2018.PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (REUTERS) - Brazil forward Neymar will resume training on Sunday after foot surgery as he bids to be fit for next month's World Cup, his club Paris St Germain said on Saturday (May 12).

The striker had an operation on his right foot two months ago, after suffering a suspected break on Feb 25.

"Neymar will start his physical preparation with the ball tomorrow," PSG said in a statement.

"Today's checks have shown a quite satisfactory consolidation of the lesion on his fifth (metatarsal)."

Neymar, who joined PSG from Barcelona in August 2017 for a world-record €222 million (S$350 million), underwent surgery on March 3, but he is expected to be fit for the World Cup in Russia, which starts on June 14.

Having missed the last two months of the season, he will be at the Parc des Princes later on Saturday when PSG, who host Stade Rennais in Ligue 1, are handed their champions trophy.