Neymar Surgery a Success, PSG Confirm — BREAKING NEWS

PSG will assess Neymar in six weeks to establish a possible date for his return to training, with reports suggesting the 26-year-old could be out of action for around three months.

Leaders PSG, who hold a comfortable 14-point advantage over second-placed Monaco with 74 points from 28 matches, struggled to break down a side haunted by relegation who defended deep and whose goalkeeper Erwin Zelazny made a string of saves.

The world's most expensive footballer was operated on in Belo Horizonte by the Brazil national team doctor to repair the fractured metatarsal and sprained ankle he suffered in last weekend's French Ligue 1 match against Olympique de Marseille.

Weah might have scored but his late effort was parried by Zelazny.

A statement on the club's website read: 'Neymar Jr underwent surgery today at the Materdei Hospital in Belo Horizonte.

The world's most expensive player suffered a metatarsal injury during PSG's win over Marseille
The world's most expensive player suffered a metatarsal injury during PSG's win over Marseille

Neymar will feel the weight of a nation's expectations as he races to recuperate in time for the World Cup. After a remarkable turnaround in fortunes since the shambolic exit in a 7-1 defeat against Germany in the 2014 cup, Brazil is seen as a top contender this time.

Marco Verratti was also rested for Saturday's trip, as Di Maria again took full advantage of the opportunity presented to several members of PSG's expensively assembled squad in the wake of Neymar's injury.

"Neymar is sad, but understands that he has no alternative now. We will do our best to get him ready as soon as possible". "It went well", a spokesman said. If the players who stayed in Paris are also on form on Tuesday, it's perfect. "They watch all the games and when Neymar was injured they cried".

The injury has triggered concerns for the player's availability for this year's World Cup.

Emery then handed a first-team debut to Timothy Weah, as the son of former PSG star, and current Liberian president, George Weah replaced Lo Celso for the final few minutes. Ahead of his arrival at the hospital he put up a picture on Instagram of himself in a wheelchair with his actress girlfriend Bruna Marquezine sitting on his lap and kissing him.