Neymar twisted his knee in a collision with Uruguayan midfielder Nicolas de la Cruz.© AFP
Soccer famous person Neymar has a torn ligament and meniscus in his left knee and should bear surgical procedure after being injured throughout Brazil’s 2-0 loss to Uruguay, the Brazilian Soccer Confederation (CBF) stated Wednesday. The 31-year-old, who joined Saudi Arabian facet Al Hilal from Paris Saint-Germain in August, was stretchered off in tears simply earlier than halftime in Brazil’s 2026 World Cup qualifying match in Montevideo Tuesday. Neymar will bear surgical procedure for the accidents at a “yet-to-be-determined date,” the CBF stated, after a sequence of medical exams on the participant in Sao Paulo.
“Brazilian and world soccer want Neymar wholesome and recovered, as a result of soccer is happier when he is on the pitch,” CBF president Ednaldo Rodrigues stated in an announcement.
The CBF stated its medical division and Al Hilal are in “fixed contact” and “aligned” on serving to the striker get better.
Neymar, who overtook Pele as Brazil’s all-time high purpose scorer final month, twisted his knee in a collision with Uruguayan midfielder Nicolas de la Cruz in stoppage time close to the tip of the primary half.
Carried off on a stretcher, he left the stadium on crutches and carrying a leg brace after the match.
It’s the newest in a string of accidents for the star, who underwent surgical procedure in March for an ankle downside that sidelined him for six months.
Health issues overshadowed a lot of his six seasons at PSG, which signed him for a world-record $234 million (222 million euros) in 2017.
He signed for Al Hilal for a reported $95 million in August.
Knee accidents are among the many commonest — and critical — in soccer.
The CBF stated Neymar’s harm was to his anterior cruciate ligament, one of many worst of all.
Surgical procedure to restore the situation usually takes gamers out of motion for months.