2 November 2023
Football superstar Neymar will undergo surgery on Thursday in his native Brazil after tearing a ligament and meniscus in his left knee during a national team match last month.
The 31-year-old, who joined Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal from Paris Saint-Germain in August, will be operated on at Mater Dei hospital in the southeastern city of Belo Horizonte by national team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar. Lasmar previously operated on Neymar for a foot fracture in 2018.
The injury is expected to sideline him for several months, including for Brazil's upcoming 2026 World Cup qualifiers this month against Colombia and arch-rival Argentina. It is the latest in a string of injuries for Neymar, who underwent surgery in March for an ankle problem that sidelined him for six months.
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