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Neymar has message from wheelchair as he fights to be ready for 2018 World Cup

The Brazilian forward is set to miss three months of action after he fractured his metatarsal last month

Neymar has been pictured in a wheelchair as his fight to get ready for the World Cup starts.

Brazilian forward Neymar is set to miss three months of action after he fractured his metatarsal during Paris Saint-Germain's victory over Marseille last month.

The world's most expensive player underwent surgery in his homeland earlier this week and will undergo rehab in his luxurious six-bed villa near Rio.

Neymar posted the image on Instagram alongside pals which was captioned: "receiving visits from friends."

Neymar poses in his wheelchair (Image: neymarjr/Instagram)
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Neymar can be seen with an over-sized protective boot over his right foot, which is also raised to aid recovery.

Brazil's World Cup bid starts on 17 June against Switzerland, before facing Costa Rica and Serbia in the group stages.

Meanwhile, PSG teammate Marquinhos has begged Neymar to stay at the French giants despite being dumped out of the Champions League by Real Madrid.

Neymar has a battle to be fit for the World Cup (Image: REX/Shutterstock)

Brazilian forward Neymar Jr covers his face after being carried off the field (Image: AFP)
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"I asked him to stay and let things settle down," the defender said.

"He is an important player for us. We really need him to have confidence in our project, our players and our coaches."

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