​Paris Saint-Germain have released a statement shedding light on the extent of Neymar's recent injury. 


The club have confirmed in a statement on their official website that the Brazilian superstar will miss the 2019 Copa America following after suffering an ankle injury in a pre-tournament friendly win over Qatar.

The ​statement reads: "On Saturday 8 June, Paris Saint-Germain’s first team doctor, Dr Laurent Aumont, and the club’s Medical Board member and leading figure in sport medicine Professor Gérard Saillant assessed the injury picked up by ​Neymar Jr in Brazil‘s preparation match for the Copa América last Wednesday.


"The two doctors diagnosed a sprain of the lateral ligament of the right ankle without surgical indication, to be treated with conservative treatment. The Paris Saint-Germain striker is expected to return on the field in four weeks time."

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While it's a huge blow to Brazil that their captain and talisman will not be available for the upcoming Copa America, it is a relief that the player will not require surgery on the injury. 


Neymar has struggled with a myriad of injuries in recent seasons, most recently missing 18 games due to a foot injury at the turn of the year. 


Chelsea forward ​Willian has replaced Neymar in the Brazil squad which will line up against Bolivia on 15th June.