Friday, January 24, 2014

Barcelona Forward Neymar Out With Ankle Injury

Barcelona forward Neymar will be out three to four weeks with an ankle injury. This leaves him with a potential return date of February 18th for the game against Manchester City. 
Last Friday the Brazilian spent an hour at Barca's Creu Blanca Clinic having an MRI and tests, which revealed an ankle sprain with no serious damage. 
Neymar's father and club doctor Ricard Pruna drove him home to begin his recuperation. If he is a good patient and rests like he should, Neymary may return for the February 7th, in time for the game against Seville. The team has a tendency to get their players back to the game sooner than they should, so there is a high probability that Neymar will be at the game against Seville. 
Neymar wrote the following on Instagram, "What a shock! At the time I thought the fall was a bad thing. I thought it might have been a serious injury. I thought about my plans for 2014... But Jesus, again, was with me and it was just a scare. I want to thank everyone who prayed for me. And do not worry. I'll do everything right and I'll be back soon!"
After the Copa del Rey match against Osasuna where Neymar was injured, Barca coach Gerardo Martino played down the extent of the injury. 
"The situation didn't look good when you saw it happen and you thought he might be out for a while but thank God it is not as serious as it appeared and he'll be back playing soon," Martino said at a news conference. 
"The doctors after the game have said it is not so bad and so if tests confirm it then it is not something serious," he added.
Reference: Daily Mail
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