Neymar returns to fitness for Ligue 1 return

Paris Saint-Germain manager Christophe Galtier has provided a reassuring update on the fitness of  Neymar in his press conference this afternoon, ahead of the team’s return to action against Strasbourg tomorrow night.

The Brazilian forward returned to the Camp des Loges training ground last Thursday, nearly two weeks after his country were knocked out of the World Cup at the quarter-final stage. He had picked up an ankle injury in the opening game against Serbia, which saw him missing the last two group stage matches.

His words reported by RMC, Galtier indicated that his forward had spent time in Brazil surrounded by his own medical team, and that when he returned to Paris last week he was able to complete the training session without any issues.

As well as returning to match fitness, Neymar is also raring to go, according to his manager, ahead of a busy end-of-year schedule: “From a mental standpoint, he really wants to play, so that’s a good sign, it’s very good.”

GFFN | Raphaël Jucobin

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