Will Neymar make it to the Copa America? In Saudi Arabia they assure that his recovery is progressing favorably

A physiotherapist closely associated with Al-Hilal has stated that Neymar's recovery has entered the most crucial stage
Josué Seixas
2024-04-24 14:07:45

On the fateful day of October 19, 2023, during a crucial CONMEBOL qualifying match against Uruguay, Neymar Jr. suffered what, according to his own opinion, has been the toughest injury of his entire career.

The diagnosis of the forward, already signed by Al-Hilal at that time, terrified not only the Saudi club’s management but also the Seleção fans: a torn cruciate ligament and meniscus in his left knee.


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Neymar Jr., 100% ruled out for the Copa America?

This injury initially seemed to keep him away from the football scene for six, seven, or even eight months, as it all depended on the evolution of his injury, so his presence in the Copa America in the United States, which will take place in June of this year, was more than ruled out.

However, as reported by the international press and some sources from Saudi Arabia, the progress of the Brazilian star seems to be advancing favorably, and now the 32-year-old player is clinging to a miracle to be able to arrive in top form for the international tournament.

Although his presence in Dorival Júnior’s squad is still not guaranteed, the speed at which Neymar has progressed in his recovery has surprised everyone, and the coming weeks will be crucial to determine if there is at least a 1% chance of seeing him wear the yellow and green in the United States.

Al-Hilal has shared images of their players training at their facilities, and Neymar Jr. is appearing more and more in these photographs, demonstrating that his return to the field may not be as far off as one might think.

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