The Brazilian national team doctor, Rodrigo Lasmar, delivered an unpleasant surprise to the Seleção fans, after he confirmed the absence of star Neymar Jr. from the 2024 Copa America tournament scheduled to be held in the United States next June.
When speaking to a radio channel in Brazil, Lasmar stated that the player’s treatment period will extend for nine months, which will prevent him from returning to the stadiums before the start of next season.
🚨🇧🇷 Neymar Jr will be OUT of the Copa America 2024, confirms Brazil doctor Lasmar.
“It’s too early, there’s no point skipping steps to recover. Our expectation is that he will be prepared to return at the start of the 2024 European calendar, which is August”, told Rádio 98. pic.twitter.com/DWGwBehzYR
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 20, 2023
Neymar suffered a serious knee injury while participating with the Brazilian national team against Uruguay last October in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers.
The Brazilian star, who recently moved to the Saudi Roshen League, has only participated in five matches with his club, Al Hilal, since the start of the season.
During which he scored a goal and provided three assists.
🚨🚨 Why is Neymar crying in the treatment video 😔
Nabmar is in pain due to bending the knee. Due to the operation and its complexity, he is forbidden at first to increase the bend. After a month and a half, he is allowed to do additional bending.
– After this long period, bending becomes painful and there is stiffness in the movement of the knee, which is why it is painful. 🥲
– What is clear is that stiffness… https://t.co/XLaaRrFQaO pic.twitter.com/a3G6Tbew45
– Thamer Al-Shahrani | Thamer (@ithamer_7) December 20, 2023
A painful blow for his country’s national team
Five-time world champion, Brazil has been suffering from a results crisis recently.
The Samba dancers lost in three consecutive matches for the 2026 World Cup qualifiers, the last of which was against its traditional rival, the Argentina national team, at the Maracanã Stadium (1-0).
The team is in seventh place, eight points behind the leaders, the Tango team, which in turn has 15 points.
The interim coach of the Brazilian national team, Fernando Diniz, who at the same time supervises the management of Fluminense, found it difficult to form a squad capable of returning the team to winning ways.
Deniz has achieved two victories out of a total of six matches since taking over as coach of his country’s national team last July.
Brazilian media reports revealed that the goal of the Football Association remains to sign Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti, the current coach of the club. real madrid.
On this basis, Diniz’s contract was set at one year, pending the end of his negotiations with Ancelotti, whose contract with the Royal Club expires at the end of the current season.
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