Injury update on Neymar post-ACL and meniscus surgery

Neymar expected to recover between 6 to 12 months.


Injury update on Neymar post-ACL and meniscus surgery

Neymar (Source: via AP)

On Thursday, Neymar had surgery on his left knee for injuries he sustained in the World Cup Qualifying match against Uruguay. The surgery was performed in Brazil by Dr. Rodrigo Lasmar, the team’s surgeon.

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Currently, there’s no set date for the Al-Hilal winger’s return after surgery. However, reports suggest he might recover in time for the 2024 Copa America in the USA. The injury occurred during the 44th minute of the match against Uruguay at the Centenario Stadium. He fell and grabbed his left knee, and players from both teams gathered around him.

Neymar’s injury is bad news for his club, Al-Hilal. They paid a lot for him this summer, €90 million, to get him from PSG. He’s only played five games for them, with one goal and five assists. His serious injury might keep him out for the whole season. This will hurt Al-Hilal’s chances in the Saudi Pro League and the AFC Champions League.

Meanwhile, sitting first in the League, Al-Hilal face their next challenge in the form of a league fixture against Al-Fateh, followed by a trip to India where they will take on Mumbai City in the AFC Champions League, beating the club 6-0 in their reverse fixture.

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Neymar Jr. and his father update the fans on his surgery

An injury that saw the player break into tears, initially when the player shared his injury on Instagram, several players the likes of Carles Puyol and Sergio Busquets sent their support to the player.

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Neymar (Source: via Instagram/@neymarjr)

Following surgery Neymar’s father posted on Instagram, sharing a video of Neymar getting his knee examined by a doctor. He captioned it with a reference to Psalm 91 from the Bible. Neymar himself posted a framed photo on his Instagram story. In the picture, he’s lying down with his children, along with the message, “Everything will be fine.” He also shared another photo from his hospital bed, where he announced the successful surgery and thanked everyone for their supportive messages. He emphasized that his main goal now is to recover.

Neymar also gave the update post-surgery on his Instagram story:

It all turned out right. Thanks for the messages and now focus on recovery.
Screengrab from Neymar Jr’s Instagram story

Currently the top scorer in Brazilian history, the National team will hope for a speedy and safe recovery for their history maker as they prepare for the upcoming Copa America where they are no longer the favorites.

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