Brazil is hoping Neymar can be fit for 2024 Copa America

Brazilian star Neymar is set to be sidelined for a significant amount of time following recent knee surgery. The 31-year-old forward suffered fairly serious anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus injuries during a matchup with Uruguay in mid-October. He subsequently underwent surgery to repair the problems two weeks later.

There is no specific timetable for Neymar’s return to action just yet. Nevertheless, Brazil national team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar has claimed that the star realizes it will be a lengthy recovery. “Neymar has been recovering very well,” Lasmar recently stated.

“[Sunday] I was with the player for a new post-operative assessment, already scheduled. He is recovering very well, of course, still in the initial phase. It’s a complex injury, he ruptured a ligament and needs to be off his feet for a while. Due to the associated injuries, he will go through a lengthy rehabilitation process, he is aware of that. But he has been responding very well, we are satisfied.”

Superstar has a lengthy injury history for club and country

Neymar has unfortunately suffered many injuries throughout his career. He missed 136 total national team and Paris Saint-Germain matches since he departed Barcelona in 2017. The forward most recently just spent nearly four months on the sidelines because of an ankle injury earlier in the year.

Lasmar acknowledged this injury history and claimed that the most recent setback is undoubtedly the most serious issue for Neymar. “It’s very important that he understands the serious injury he suffered,” continued Lasmar.

“He’s had other injuries and situations before, this was his third surgery. I participated in the other two, they were shorter periods. This time it is the most serious injury. It takes more time, so we need him to be very focused and dedicated to recovery. He is following everything we propose.”

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Author : Chris Moore

Publish date : 2023-11-14 22:14:05

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