Neymar back in Paris to continue rehab process

Neymar, PSG
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Brazil international and PSG forward Neymar returned to Paris to remove his walking boot and continue his rehabilitation process from a right ankle injury suffered back in March.

Neymar, 31 years old, suffered a season-ending injury earlier this year and had to undergo surgery on his right ankle. The operation finished their 2022/23 campaign, removing him from Christophe Galtier's plans for the better part of the second half of the season.

PSG announced on Thursday that Neymar had returned to Paris so he could have his immobilization/walking boot removed, with the club publishing a little encouraging tweet showing Neymar in good spirits at the Aspetar clinic.

"Neymar has returned to the Camp des Loges training centre," wrote PSG on their official note. According to the official post, published on Thursday, Neymar was back "with the members of Paris Saint-Germain’s medical staff and the surgeons who operated on him proceeding with the removal of his protective boot" on Thursday.

"After receiving reassuring results from his tests, the player will now be able to continue his rehabilitation protocol in Paris," said the statement.

PSG will host Lorient on Sunday for MD33 on the Ligue 1 season with just six more games on Paris Saint-Germain's schedule and no Neymar in sight--on the pitch, at least.

There are still doubts about the availability of Renato Sanches, but regardless of whether the Portuguese returns to action, PSG will have to manage the visit of Lorient in the absence of Nordi MukielePresnel KimpembeTimothee Pembele, and Neymar.

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All things considered, though, this shouldn't be a tall task to overcome for PSG on their way to winning a historic 11th title this season, reigning supreme as the club with the biggest number of league titles to their name by the time the season is over, trumping AS Saint-Etienne (10).