Pochettino Remains Unsure Whether Neymar Will be Allowed to Return to Brazil During Injury Recovery

Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino is not officially closing the door on Neymar possibly returning to Brazil to recover from his injury.

Neymar is set to miss around the next four weeks of action due to a left adductor injury. This is not the first time in his career that he has suffered an adductor injury. And while the club placed a four-week estimate for his recovery, there is always a chance that he could return much sooner.

Neymar has in recent seasons returned to Brazil to recover from injuries. Most notably, the PSG star joined up with the Brazilian national team during the November international break last year while recovering from a groin injury. In the end, Neymar did not feature in any match for Brazil during the window as he wound up returning to PSG.

Nonetheless, Pochettino is not entirely sure whether Neymar will be allowed to go out to his home country and recover from his injury there.  He spoke further about this matter to the Spanish-based outlet Onda Cero’s El Transistor (via RMC Sport).

“I don’t know if Neymar will ask to go to Brazil during his injury,” Pochettino said. “It will depend on the medical report.

“Concessions provided to players to have a change of scenery at times are necessary and allow them to recover faster.

“Neymar and any other player must have two clear aspects in the management, the human part and the professional part. In the human part, you must have a sacred balance and in the professional, the decisions are decisions.”

Neymar will miss PSG’s UEFA Champions League clash against Barcelona next week. At the least, the reigning Ligue 1 champions are hopeful to have him back for the return leg next month.

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