Cruciate ligament and meniscus injury
Neymar will undergo surgery after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury during Brazil’s 2-0 World Cup qualifying defeat to Uruguay. The tearful Al Hilal star was carried off the pitch on a stretcher. Al-Hilal explained: “The medical tests Neymar underwent confirmed the injury of the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus of the knee, he will undergo surgery and then a rehabilitation program which will be determined later “.
Neymar fell awkwardly after colliding with Nicolas de la Cruz just before half-time and reportedly left the stadium on crutches.
The 31-year-old Brazilian striker will have to sit out for a long time and has vented on his social media accounts. “It’s a very sad moment, the worst! I know I’m strong, but this time I’ll need my people (family, friends). It’s not easy to face an injury and surgery, thinking I have to take it all back after four months of recovery “said Neymar. “I have faith, perhaps too much… But I put my strength in God’s hands so that He may renew mine. Thank you for the messages of support and affection.”