The situation is not looking any better for Brazilian superstar, Neymar and he is almost certain to go under the knives to treat his injury, his father has stated.
Neymar's father insists his son has no chance of playing in Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League showdown against Real Madrid and believes surgery on a broken foot is the "quickest way to accelerate the player's recovery".
The world's most expensive player sustained a fracture on
his right foot during PSG's 3-0 win over Marseille on Sunday.
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Neymar Sr told ESPN Brazil that route will bring about a quicker return to action and dismissed the notion of his son featuring in any potential comeback versus Madrid.
"We have to wait for the club's decision. PSG is waiting for the right moment," he said. "The team doctor [Rodrigo Lasmar from Brazil's national setup] will arrive and they will make that decision together.
"Tomorrow [Wednesday] they will meet and decide. We did not want to be in this situation, but we should try to recover Neymar as best we can.
"PSG already know they will not have Neymar for six to eight weeks, regardless of whether there is surgery or not.
"It is vital to make it quickly because we cannot wait. Surgery is the quickest way to accelerate the player's recovery."