(CNN)Paris Saint-Germain will be without star forward Neymar for the remainder of the season after it was announced the Brazilian will have to undergo surgery on his ankle injury.
Neymar was stretchered off on February 19 during PSG's 4-3 victory over Lille after rolling his right ankle, the same injury that forced him to miss some of Brazil's World Cup campaign.
"Neymar Jr has sustained a number of instances of instability in his right ankle in recent years," PSG said in a statement.
"The Paris Saint-Germain medical staff recommended a ligament repair operation to avoid a major risk of recurrence. All the experts consulted have confirmed this necessity."
PSG says it will be three to four months of recovery before Neymar can rejoin team training.