Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar is on course to recover from his broken foot in time to feature in Brazil’s plans for the World Cup this summer.
Neymar was reported to be progressing well and has now had his protective boot removed after a medical examination was carried out by the PSG and Brazil team doctors Dr Eric Rolland and Dr Rodrigo Lasmar over the weekend.
The 26-year-old will continue his rehabilitation process in his native Brazil for the next coming days before returning to the French capital to work at the Ooredoo Training Centre.
The Brazilian superstar recently admitted he does not expect to be back playing until the second half of May, when he is scheduled to have his final medical exam following foot surgery.
Neymar has not played since braking his metatarsal in PSG’s 3-0 win over Marseille back in February.
He returned home to have an operation in Rio de Janeiro and has been recuperating in Brazil since.
The PSG forward has been putting in the hours in the gym as well as working on physiotherapy exercises at home in effort to get fit for this summer’s tournament in Russia.
He has been documenting his progress on social media and recently posted a video of him working out on a medicine ball and on his core with a personal trainer.
Despite his significance to PSG’s team, they have still managed to regain the Ligue 1 title and lift the Coupe de la Ligue trophy in his absence.
He will be hopeful of returning before their final game of the season against Caen on May 19.