The worst omens were confirmed for Neymar after being injured in the match against Uruguay this past morning. The Brazilian suffers a torn anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus of his left knee, as confirmed by Al Hilal.
Neymar will have to undergo surgerywhich will mean a long-term absence that will surely cause him to miss the remainder of the season.
This is the statement from the Brazilian National Team
Striker Neymar Jr. of the Brazilian team and Al-Hilal, from Saudi Arabia, underwent clinical and imaging tests this Wednesday (18th) that confirmed the tear of the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his left knee. On Tuesday night (17), Neymar suffered a sprained knee during the Brazilian team’s match against Uruguay, in Montevideo, for the qualifiers for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
The attacker will undergo a surgical procedure, on a date yet to be defined, to correct the injuries. The medical department of the Brazilian National Team, under the supervision of Dr. Rodrigo Lasmar, and Al Hilal, are in permanent contact and aligned in the athlete’s recovery.