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Brazil’s Neymar sidelined for up to three months with foot surgery

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian superstar Neymar will be sidelined for up to three months -- perilously close to the eve of the World Cup -- after undergoing surgery on his broken foot, his doctor says. The worse than previously announced prognosis came as the Paris Saint-Germain striker, 26, arrived in Rio de Janeiro from Paris for Saturday's operation. "The (recovery) period will be around two and a half to three months," national team surgeon Rodrigo Lasmar, who flew with Neymar, said Thursday. The injury has not only…

Starc out of India series with foot fracture

Australia's hopes of victory in their bitterly-fought series against India suffered a severe blow on Friday when pace spearhead Mitchell Starc had to head home with a stress fracture to his right foot. Team physio David Beakley said Starc felt pain in his right foot during Australia's 75-run defeat in the the second Test in Bangalore which has failed to subside since the match ended on Tuesday. "We made the decision to scan his foot in Bangalore this morning and unfortunately it has revealed a stress fracture," Beakley…