His absence will be PSG's loss, as the injury rules him out of the March 6 UEFA Champions League round-of-16 game against Real Madrid, the quarterfinals and most likely the first leg of the semifinal, should his team advance that far.
Speaking to ESPN in Brazil before PSG's announcement, the player's father, Neymar Senior, said: "PSG know that they will not be able to count on Neymar for the upcoming matches". But he understands that there is no option now other than to recuperate and dedicate himself to recuperating, so he can be good as soon as possible.
The French league leaders will be without Neymar, who has returned to Brazil to undergo surgery on a foot problem, which saw him stretchered off last weekend against Marseille. "It was a meaningful fracture in a toe in the middle of his foot".
Neymar has 28 goals in 30 appearances since joining PSG from Barcelona for €222 million last August but is unlikely to feature for Unai Emery's men again this season, with surgery scheduled for Saturday.
Rodrigo Lasmar, quoted on the website of Brazilian newspaper O Globo, said the world's most expensive footballer was resigned to the lengthy lay-off.
"I think he'll recover in time. but that's what Brazilians are worrying about", the 21-year-old said.
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In particular, they are helping key HSE staff get to and from work, as well as helping patients travel where necessary. Schools, third level institutions and colleges of further education countrywide will be closed again today.
The injury means the 26-year old will miss Brazil's friendlies later this month against World Cup hosts Russian Federation and reigning champions Germany. This means he's not racing against time but against conventional soccer wisdom, which states players need a run of around seven to 10 games to reach maximum sharpness.
While Mahseredjian acknowledged a lack of match sharpness could be an issue, he welcomed the prospect of Neymar uniting with his Brazil team-mates without enduring the wear and tear that comes with a domestic season finale at club level.
"In terms of performance, the unknown is what level he'll be at when he arrives at the World Cup", said SporTV commentator Luis Roberto.
"The league is alive and I am optimistic, always, until the end".
"This interruption will give him a bit of a break".