8 footballers to suffer from a metatarsal injury
The world's most expensive player has suffered from a somewhat mysterious foot injury and is set to be sidelined for a couple of months before he gets back in the field.
PSG have confirmed that the Brazilian will undergo a surgery that will keep him out of action for a few months. He has flown to Brazil and will undergo a surgery this week, reports have confirmed. His chances of playing in the World Cup this year has also come under scrutiny and it remains to be seen whether he will join the rest of team in Russia this summer.
The Brazilian is not the first player to suffer from this injury. We take a look at other players who suffered the metatarsal injury in the past
#8 John Terry - 2017 (Recovery Time - 9 Weeks)
The former Chelsea skipper had an early setback after his Aston Villa move in the summer last year.
Terry left Chelsea and joined Championship side Aston Villa on a free transfer and just a few months after his move, he suffered a fifth metatarsal injury.
It happened during a game against Sheffield Wednesday, in which the former England player broke his fifth metatarsal on his right foot last November, a game which he saw his side lose.
He returned to action earlier this year in January.
#7 Wayne Rooney - 2006 (Recovery Time - 14 Weeks)
It was a couple of months before the 2006 World Cup and Wayne Rooney was playing against Chelsea. During the game, the Englishman clashed with Paulo Ferreira, thus suffering a fourth metatarsal injury on his right foot.
It looked as if the former Manchester United forward would not recover in time for the World Cup. However, just 2 days before the squad was to be announced for the big event, scans revealed that the problem was on mend and that he would make it for the World Cup.
He made an impressive recovery for the World Cup, though he did miss the group stage matches.