The Brazilian was operated on his sprained ankle on March 4. He is facing a race against time to be fit for the upcoming World Cup in Russia. He will require three months of recovery while the competition starts for Brazil already on June 17.
Neymar uploaded a photography of his ankle during a physiotherapy session. A large swelling of the affected area is still visible.
This may be the consequence of the surgery, however, it can also indicate a change of mechanics which means the movements of the affected leg will not be the same as they used to be.