Neymar could be out of action for as long as three months, the Brazil national team's doctor has warned as the Paris Saint-Germain forward arrived home for an operation on his right foot.

PSG confirmed Wednesday that Neymar will have surgery in Brazil later this week after he sprained his ankle and cracked the fifth metatarsal in his right foot near the end of Sunday's 3-0 Ligue 1 win over Marseille.

The Ligue 1 leaders have revealed that after three days of rest and various tests, the only option available is to operate on the world's most expensive player. The surgery will take place on Saturday morning at Hospital Mater Dei in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Neymar will miss next week's Champions League round-of-16 second leg with Real Madrid at the Parc des Princes. However, Dr. Rodrigo Lasmar said on Thursday that the 26-year-old may not return to action until the start of June, just two weeks before the start of the World Cup finals in Russia.