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22-Year-Old Forward     Barcelona  La Liga      Full Name: Neymar da Silva


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Back    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  February 5, 1992    Birthplace:  Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil
Nationality:  Brazil    Height:  5' 8"    

July 5, 2014    Neymar News

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Neymar will be sidelined for three-to-six weeks after suffering a fractured vertebra during Brazil's quarterfinal match against Colombia on Friday, ESPN FC reports.

Brazil's team doctor Jose Luiz Runco said Saturday that Neymar will not need surgery for the ailment, and instead would rely on painkillers, a special belt and rest for his recovery. Given the time frame, Neymar will likely be delayed in joining FC Barcelona for the upcoming La Liga season.

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July 4, 2014

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Neymar has been ruled out for the remainder of the World Cup after suffering a fractured vertebra during Brazil's quarterfinal match against Colombia on Friday, BBC Sport reports.

Neymar was stretchered off the field after taking a knee to the back from Colombia's Juan Zuniga, and was immediately taken to the hospital for evaluation. The situation could not be worse for Brazil, who will now have to face Germany in the semifinals without their best player, plus their best defender after Thiago Silva picked up his second yellow card of the tournament Friday. There are a number of options to replace Neymar, although none of them possess the skills to fill the void; Jo, Ramires and Willian are the most likely candidates.

July 4, 2014

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Neymar was stretchered off late in the second half of Brazil's World Cup quarterfinal match against Colombia with an apparent back injury.

Neymar was taken directly to the locker room for further evaluation with Brazil leading 2-1. It would be a giant blow to Brazil's hopes at reaching the final if Neymar is unable to play in the semifinal against Germany.

June 29, 2014

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Neymar suffered a thigh injury during Brazil's penalty shootout win over Chile in the round of 16 at the World Cup on Saturday, the BBC reports.

Neymar apparently suffered the injury in the first half and was clearly limping deep into extra time. However, there was no talk from coach Luiz Felipe Scolari that Neymar would miss the quarterfinal matchup against Colombia on Friday.

June 23, 2014

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Neymar scored in the 17th and 34th minutes of Brazil's 4-1 win over Cameroon at the World Cup on Monday.

Neymar finishes the group stage with four goals in three matches, leading Brazil to the top of Group A. They will face off against Chile in the second round, a much tougher opponent than any of Mexico, Cameroon and Croatia.

June 12, 2014

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Neymar scored in the 29th minute and then again from the penalty spot in the 71st minute of Brazil's 3-1 win over Croatia in the opening match of the World Cup on Thursday.

Neymar flicked a low shot off the post and into the net for his first score, then was able to convert from the spot despite Croatia goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa guessing right on the penalty. Neymar is a popular choice to win the Golden Boot and he showed Thursday why he may be able to carry Brazil to its sixth World Cup.

April 17, 2014

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Neymar suffered a contusion that caused an edema in the fourth metatarsal of his left foot during Wednesday's Copa del Rey final against Real Madrid, and he is expected to miss at least the next four weeks.

If Neymar is able to make it back in the four-week timetable, his first game back will be the La Liga finale against Atletico Madrid.

February 16, 2014

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Neymar (ankle) came on for Pedro in the 62nd minute and scored in the 89th minute of Barcelona's 6-0 rout of Rayo Vallecano on Saturday.

Neymar injured his ankle back in mid-January and returned one day short of a month. It's a huge boost for Barca, who will travel to England to face Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday.