In Summary
  • Brazil forward Neymar will undergo surgery after suffering a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament.
  • Neymar’s club Al Hilal did not say how long he is expected to be out for.

Brazil forward Neymar will undergo surgery after suffering a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and meniscus in his left knee, his club Al Hilal has announced.

The 31-year-old was taken off on a stretcher in tears during the 2-0 defeat by Uruguay on Tuesday.

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Brazil’s Neymar is driven off the pitch on a stretcher during Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat to Uruguay (Photo Courtesy)


Al Hilal Club Communication

An official communication on AlHilal Club X account says He will be going through surgery and then a treatment program that will be determined later.

The Brazilian FA (CBF) added: “The striker will undergo surgery, on a date yet to be set, to correct the injuries.

“The medical department of the Brazilian national team and Al Hilal are in constant contact and are aligned in the athlete’s recovery.”

Neymar said he was frustrated to be sidelined with yet another injury so soon after recovering from an ankle operation.

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Neymar String of Injuries

Brazil’s all-time male top scorer, who moved to Saudi Arabia in the summer from Paris St-Germain, has struggled with injuries in recent years.

In the 2014 World Cup, he suffered a back injury in the quarter-final victory over Colombia, ruling him out of the 7-1 semi-final defeat by Germany.

At Russia 2018, injuries again hampered his dream of winning the World Cup.

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He missed 16 games for PSG at the end of the 2017-18 domestic season and was never fully fit as he played through pain for Brazil in Russia until they were knocked out by Belgium in the quarter-finals.


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