Barcelona: Neymar 'recovering well' from injury

The Liga giants are pleased with the the Brazil international's recovery thus far and are expecting him back in Spain next month
Barcelona says it is pleased with Neymar’s continued recovery from his back injury.

The 22-year-old saw his World Cup campaign with Brazil ended by a physical challenge from Colombia's Juan Camilo Zuniga at the quarterfinal stage, leaving the forward with a fractured vertebra.

And having sent medical representatives to visit Neymar at his Brazil home, the Liga giants confirmed his recovery was on track and that they agreed with the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on his proposed treatment.

"The club's medical services confirmed the CBF's diagnosis that Neymar had fractured the L3 vertebrae in his back," read a statement on Barca's official website.

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"The CBF and Barca's medical services are in agreement on the type of treatment the player will undergo in his recovery process.

"The player is recovering well and he’ll continue his recovery in Barcelona starting on August 5."

Brazil's team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar immediately ruled him out of the tournament and claimed the injury could take up to six weeks to heal.

Such a lay-off would put Neymar in serious doubt for the start of the Liga season, which is due to commence on August 23.

With the team's key performer out of action, Brazil's hopes were dashed by Germany in the next round courtesy of a humiliating 7-1 defeat.

Neymar had been in fine form at the World cup prior to his injury -  scoring four goals in five appearances.