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Neymar set to miss India trip after suffering ACL injury with Brazil

Neymar Jr is set to miss India trip after suffering an ACL injury in Brazil’s 2-0 loss to Uruguay. The Brazilian left the field in tears on a stretcher.

This is a big shock to Brazil’s national team, his new club Al Hilal, and the Indian football fans, who were desperate to see him on 6th November.

The 31-year-old will now undergo surgery, Al Hilal announced that Neymar tore his ACL and meniscus in Brazil’s World Cup qualifier against Uruguay.

Neymar left PSG in August to join the Saudi Pro League club. He has played five games in all competitions so far, scoring one and assisting two.

Neymar set to miss India trip for match against Mumbai City FC

Nevertheless, the injury has hurt him a lot and he expressed his feelings on social media.

“It’s a very sad moment, the worst. I know I’m strong, but this time I’m going to need my friends (family and friends) even more. It’s not easy to go through injury and surgery, imagine going through it all again after 4 months of recovery.

“I have faith, too much… But I place the strength in God’s hands so that he can renew mine. Thank you for the messages of support and affection” he wrote on X (Twitter).

Furthermore, his injury is a big blow to Indian fans as they were hoping to catch a glimpse of the football superstar at home. Al Hilal are scheduled to play a match against India’s Mumbai City FC in the AFC Champions League at DY Patil Sports Stadium in Navi Mumbai.

How much time Neymar will take to recover from his injury?

It is clear that Neymar will not travel with Al Hilal to India on 6th November. As for his injury, the club did not confirm when he will be back.

However, ACL injuries take around six months to one year to recover. This injury will rule him out for the rest of the season and will also place doubts over his participation in next year’s Copa America.

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