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Ligue 1: Neymar to return to training for 'on-pitch tests' after two-and-a-half month absence due to injury

Paris: Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar will returning to training on Wednesday for "on-pitch tests" after two-and-a-half months out with a foot injury, the club said on Tuesday.

 Ligue 1: Neymar to return to training for on-pitch tests after two-and-a-half month absence due to injury

File image of Neymar. Reuters

The world's most expensive player has been sidelined since hobbling off during a French Cup win over Strasbourg on 23 January, missing PSG's Champions League last-16 defeat by Manchester United.

"@Neymarjr's recovery from injury is progressing well and he will return to training on Wednesday as scheduled for on-pitch tests," PSG said on Twitter.

"Club specialists will carry out a full medical and radiological assessment in two weeks' time."

PSG were hoping Neymar would be healed enough to get back on the pitch in time for a potential Champions League quarter-final later this month, but the French side suffered a humiliating exit as United sensationally overturned a 2-0 first-leg deficit.

The 27-year-old may be targeting a return for a potential French Cup final on 27 April, should PSG get past Nantes in the last four on Wednesday.

Coach Thomas Tuchel said Tuesday that PSG will also be without Edinson Cavani, Angel Di Maria and Thomas Meunier against Nantes.

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Updated Date: Apr 03, 2019 09:39:17 IST

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