PSG says Neymar does not need surgery on injured right ankle
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 09, 2019 07:46 AM
FILE - PSG's Neymar reacts after he missed a goal opportunity during the French Cup soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Strasbourg at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar will not require surgery on his injured right ankle and should be fit again within four weeks.
Neymar suffered a severe sprain of the outer lateral ligament playing a friendly against Qatar on Wednesday night, ruling him out of the upcoming Copa America tournament.
PSG said in a statement Saturday that two of the club's doctors evaluated Neymar's injury and decided it will heal without an operation.
The 27-year-old Neymar also injured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot this season and last.
Wednesday's match in Brasilia was his first major public appearance since a woman accused him of rape at a Paris hotel on May 15.
Neymar has denied any wrongdoing.