Neymar’s recovery progress following his season-ending ankle surgery has encountered uncertainty.
L’Equipe reported that recent tests have raised doubts about his ability to return to full fitness quickly. The Brazilian superstar’s readiness for the upcoming season remains in question, with PSG keenly observing his response in the initial training sessions.
(🌕) JUST IN: Neymar's tests today have raised doubts about his ability to be ready quickly. We'll have to see how he feels in the first few sessions. @lequipe 🚨🇧🇷
— PSGhub (@PSGhub) July 10, 2023
Neymar’s ankle injury, which prematurely ended his 2022-23 season in February, has necessitated a comprehensive rehabilitation process.
The 31-year-old has spent time between Paris and Brazil during his rehabilitation process. Nonetheless, Neymar’s absence or limited involvement at the start of the season could have implications for PSG’s performance.
With Lionel Messi already on his way to Inter Miami and Kylian Mbappé having an uncertain future, PSG will lean on Neymar this season. The veteran forward has seen his name in various rumors, but it seems he will be the star player leading the squad.
As a result, Luis Enrique’s coaching staff will need to ensure that Neymar is 100 percent ready once he takes the pitch.
The path to recovery following a season-ending injury can be arduous and unpredictable. Neymar’s journey back to full fitness will require patience, dedication, and careful management from the player and the medical team.