Brazil World Cup boost as Neymar to return in “two, three weeks”

first_imgEmery was speaking in Bordeaux where PSG, shorn of their biggest star, face Monaco on Saturday in the French League Cup final.“We spoke about the final,” Emery said. “He’s going to follow the game.”Neymar, who is crucial to Brazil’s hopes at the World Cup which starts in Russia on June 14, was hurt on February 25 against Marseille and returned to Brazil for treatment.He missed the second-leg defeat to Real Madrid on March 6, which eliminated PSG from the Champions League.Brazil’s national team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar, performed surgery on March 3 and then estimated that Neymar would be out for “two-and-a-half to three months.”That time frame would have meant Neymar’s PSG season was over. But for the striker, who was injured during the last World Cup and missed Brazil’s traumatic 7-1 semi-final loss to Germany, the objective was to be fully fit for this year’s competition.PSG and the Brazilian football federation plan to assess Neymar’s health again in mid-April.PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi visited Neymar’s bedside in Brazil in mid-March, partly to quash rumours that the star would be leaving Paris a year after his high-profile arrival for a world-record 222 million euros ($264 million) last summer.“The doctors aren’t yet in a position to say exactly when he will return,” Al-Khelaifi said at the time.On Friday, Monaco defender Kamil Glik told a press conference that PSG will miss Neymar “but that doesn’t change much for us.”“There are other top-quality players,” Glik said. “We know what we have to do to win this trophy.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Neymar returned to Brazil to be treated by Rodrigo Lasmar. © AFP/File / NELSON ALMEIDABORDEAUX, France, Mar 30 – Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar, who is convalescing in Brazil after surgery on his injured right foot, will be back “in two to three weeks,” the club’s coach Unai Emery said on Friday.“I spoke with him this week, he’s good, relaxed,” Emery said.last_img read more


first_imgGardai have reopened an investigation after a man died a month after being involved in a road collision in West Donegal.Padraig McFadden, died at the weekend following the crash in Gaoth Dobhair on October 29th.He was injured when his car collided with a lorry in the townland of Carrickboyle. At the time Gardai did not believe the collision was serious.However further investigations were carried out on the stretch of road yesterday following the death of the man.A Garda spokesman confirmed: “A serious road traffic collision occured on 29th October, 2013 and the injured man has since passed away so it will be reclassified as a Fatal Road Traffic Collision and the matter is under investigation.”The dead man was 79 and was from the Knockfolla/Brinaleck area. He had returned there several years ago after spending many years in Glasgow.Mr McFadden was laid to rest on Monday. GARDAI LAUNCH INVESTIGATION AFTER MAN DIES FOLLOWING ACCIDENT was last modified: November 27th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:accidentdeathDonegal Gaoth DobhairGardailast_img read more