Neymar to undergo knee surgery

2 November 2023
2023-11-02 10:42

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.

-- End --