Injured Neymar returns to training at Barcelona

Last updated 01:31 07/08/2014
Neymar
Reuters
BACK ON THE PITCH: Less than a month after fracturing a vertabra for Brazil at the World Cup, Neymar returned to training with Barcelona.

Relevant offers

Football

England football fans' shameful chants during friendly with Germany Winston Reid Foundation aims to build infrastructure for football academies, improve access for Maori players Lukas Podolski gets perfect send-off with winning goal for Germany against England Winston Reid expected to be back in five weeks as injury not as bad an initially thought Chris Wood's season of excellence down to coach, team-mates believing in him Wellington Phoenix coach calls on players to take personal responsibility against Newcastle Many reasons behind Tommy Smith's absence from the All Whites, but he's focused on the future Eastern Suburbs swallow bitter pill while Auckland City prepare for semifinals All Whites coach Anthony Hudson's selections leave plenty of questions Anthony Hudson's 54 - his All Whites since late 2014

Barcelona says Brazil striker Neymar has returned to training after passing a medical exam as he continues his recovery from a fractured vertebra.

Neymar fractured a vertebra in his back after a collision with Colombian defender Juan Camilo Zuniga during the World Cup quarterfinals last month.

The Brazilian striker trained away from his teammates on Tuesday (local time) after being examined by team doctors.

The club says Neymar's progress will determine when he rejoins the team for regular training.

Barcelona also welcomed back Argentine forward Lionel Messi on Tuesday after a standard medical exam as he begins his preseason preparations ahead of the start of the season.

The Catalan club hosts Elche on August 24 in the opening match of the Spanish league season.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Burnley retain their EPL status?

Yes, they've found a winning formula

Maybe, but there’s a long way to go

No. They lack quality in certain areas

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content