Paris Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery denied a report on Tuesday that Neymar would miss the club's UEFA Champions League clash with Real Madrid after electing to undergo surgery on his fractured metatarsal that would require a two-month recovery period. "The reports Neymar will undergo surgery are totally false," Emery said Tuesday, via El Mundo Deportivo (h/t Football Espana). "Today I met with the doctor, and he told me of the full extent of the injury and the decisions to be taken regarding his recovery. "We will see how he progresses before making a decision, and that will be made with the player himself." ESPN FC's Jonathan Johnson also noted Emery said there is a "small chance" Neymar still may be fit to face Real Madrid. Earlier Tuesday, AS' Fernando Kallas reported, citing sources close to the Brazilian, that Neymar had chosen to have the surgery, with the operation involving a metal plate being used to meld his metatarsal together. Per Johnson, PSG did not include an expected time frame of recovery in their official report of Neymar's injury on Monday, though it did not seem promising.
Neymar Surgery Report 'Totally False,' According to PSG Manager Unai Emery
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