Brazilian media reported that Neymar has completed surgery for his injury and has begun the recovery process to prepare for his next goal.
According to Reuters, Neymar Jr – striker of the Brazilian national football team, just underwent surgery on Thursday, November 2 to treat a torn anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus damage in his left knee. This is the injury that Al Hilal’s superstar suffered during his reunion with Selecao two weeks ago, in the 2026 World Cup qualifying match against Uruguay.
The above source said Neymar’s treatment took place in the city of Belo Horizonte by medical staff of the Brazilian national team. According to reports, the surgery was successful and the 31-year-old striker can be discharged from the hospital this Saturday, November 4. Neymar will then begin his rehabilitation, which is expected to last until mid-2024.
The Al-Hilal superstar recently posted a photo of his son on social networks with the words “Everything will be fine” to reassure fans.Although the surgery was successful, the Brazilian team did not specify a return date for the Al Hilal player. Some sources believe that Neymar will have to rest for at least 8 months and miss Copa America 2024.
However, according to the prestigious newspaper ESPN Brazil, the Brazilian team of doctors believes that Neymar will return in time and be ready for the Copa America to be held in June and July in the US.
Neymar himself is also very determined to participate in the tournament because this may be his last chance to win a major title with the Brazilian team. The last time Selecao had a chance to lift the trophy at Copa America 2019, the former PSG star was unfortunately absent due to injury.
Therefore, Neymar is now more eager than ever to win his first championship with the national team. However, he will have to race against time to recover in time for Copa America 2024.