Neymar's father: PSG know they can't count on Neymar - FCNaija

Ligue 1 By: Ambrose Udeme | 28/02/2018

Neymar Jr., Paris Saint-Germain

Neymar's father has spoken out to reveal the extent of his son's injury with Paris Saint-Germain yet to confirm it, insisting the Ligue one giants know 'they can't count on Neymar for six to eight weeks'.

The forward has suffered an ankle sprain and a fissure in his fifth metatarsal, but no timeframe has been determined for his return.

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Neymar was injured in Paris Saint-Germain's last match against Marseille, and it had been reported that the Brazilian was set to undergo surgery, something that PSG coach, Unai Emery, has denied.

Neymar Sr has now confirmed to ESPN Brazil after he called the show as they discussed the chances of him playing Real Madrid.

"PSG know that they can't count on Neymar for the next six to eight weeks."

"There is no other option. We are waiting to speak to PSG to resolve the situation. It's not Neymar's decision, it's not his to make.

"He's not a doctor and nor am I. Now the Brazil national team doctor will come and together we will take a decision. We didn't want to be in this situation, but we must try to get Neymar back to his best.

"Nobody can think that Neymar can be thinking of playing against Real Madrid with this injury." said the senior Neymar

The player's entourage are not happy about speculation that he could return to face Real Madrid, given the seriousness of the injury.