Neymar has indicated he will be fit to return to action in a month, meaning he should be able to go to the World Cup with Brazil.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward has been sidelined since February after breaking a bone in his foot in a game against rivals Marseille, with the injury requiring surgery.
PSG stated on Friday that Neymar’s recovery is going well, while coach Unai Emery hopes the Brazilian can return before the end of the season.
Neymar suggested PSG’s last game of the campaign against Caen on May 19 may come too soon but he is confident his recovery is on track, with Brazil due to play their opening World Cup match in Russia on June 17 against Switzerland.
“There’s a month yet,” Neymar told TV Globo when asked for a time frame for his return.
“I’m progressing well. Everything is as good as possible.”
Neymar has had a mixed first year in Paris, with his excellent form undermined by speculation of a return to Spain with Real Madrid and a falling-out with team-mate Edinson Cavani in the autumn.