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Neymar: What Doctors Told Me After World Cup Injury

Neymar: What Doctors Told Me After 2014 FIFA World Cup Injury

By Kurt Buckerfield - Dec 28, 2017 08:05 PM @KurtLaduma

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has revealed what doctors told him after the horrific injury he sustained during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Click through the gallery above to images of Neymar's horror injury in 2014. 

The then FC Barcelona man was badly injured in a tackle with Colombian defender Juan Zuniga in the quarter-finals of the World Cup in 2014, which led to him being ruled out for the rest of the tournament.

Having suffered fractured vertebrae in his back, Neymar was devastated that he was unable to continue playing in the competition, with Brazil losing 7-1 to Germany in the semi-final.

In an interview with his former Barca colleague Gerard Pique, the 25-year-old has now revealed that things could have turned out worse for him.

"I went to the hospital, did the tests and all, and they told me, 'I have two pieces of news. One good and one bad,'" he told Pique for The Players' Tribune.

"And I was like, 'The bad one first.'

"'The bad one: You can't play the World Cup. It's over for you.'

"And I'm like, 'What's the good one?'

"'The good one is that afterward you will be able to walk, because two centimetres to the side (and) football is over for you.'"  

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In Russia next year, Neymar will be looking to inspire his country to their first World Cup trophy since 2002 – a tournament famously dominated by legendary striker Ronaldo Nazario.

Do you think Neymar can inspire Brazil to World Cup glory in 2018? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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DE NAVIGATORS Dec 30, 2017 11:50 PM
scary huh
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laqwela Dec 29, 2017 11:36 PM
remember Argentina's 2002 squad against England,1 penalty goal by Beckham and they defended like hell
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laqwela Dec 29, 2017 11:33 PM
guys do not 4get that some teams are very very strong defensively ,anything is posible. Remember Barca was unplayable under Pep but they cud not defend UEFA champions league
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Trigonometry Dec 29, 2017 02:23 PM
Germany will defend it easily
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Mentashe Dec 29, 2017 09:52 AM
It won't be easy though.
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kekanejan Dec 29, 2017 08:15 AM
Brazil will definitely win World Cup by fire by force
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swalala Dec 29, 2017 07:49 AM
@MakhiloBJ that is common with players, great players and it dnt make them less of what they really are... Benni McCarthy is another example, Cristiano Ronaldo wud always be seen kicking the air throwing turntrums esp wen he is loosing against Messi
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Ntsika239 Dec 29, 2017 07:10 AM
@MakhiloBJ I don't know wat u on about ...perhaps u never watched the PSG vs Barcelona game ..where Ney literally won it for barca
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MakhiloBJ Dec 28, 2017 10:05 PM
What is boring about neymar is that he is too good when he is on the winning side, but if he is on the loosing side, he will surely get a red card. He can't absorb- pressure. That's why I can't include him to the best players
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Editor? Do you have a brain?
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Ha Modimo a le teng ha ayo mathata

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