Neymar undergoes successful surgery on injured right foot

Supporters wear soccer star Neymar face masks as they pose for a photo at the Mater Dei Hospital, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, March 3, 2018. Neymar will have surgery on a fractured toe in his right foot and could be out for up to three months, an estimate that would take the Brazil striker right up to the World Cup. Neymar was injured Sunday in Paris Saint-Germain's match against Marseille in the French league (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio)

Neymar has successfully undergone surgery on his injured right foot, the Brazilian soccer confederation said Saturday

SAO PAULO — Neymar has successfully undergone surgery on his injured right foot, the Brazilian soccer confederation said Saturday.

The 26-year-old Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil forward was injured Feb. 25 in a French league game against Marseille.

Neymar was signed by PSG for a world record 222 million euros ($260 million) from Barcelona last year. The operation was to repair a cracked fifth metatarsal in his right foot.

Confederation spokesman Vinicius Rodrigues said the surgery took place Saturday at the Mater Dei Hospital in the southeastern city of Belo Horizonte.

Earlier this week, Brazil's national team doctor, Rodrigo Lasmar, said Neymar's absence could last up to three months.

The World Cup starts on June 14 in Russia. Brazil is scheduled to play its first match against Switzerland on June 17.

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