Neymar recovering well

2013-07-06 10:07
Neymar (AFP)
Sao Paulo - Brazilian football star Neymar is recovering well after undergoing tonsil and nasal surgery in Rio on Friday, according to a statement signed by his doctor.

The 21-year-old prodigy, who helped his national squad crush Spain 3-0 in the Confederations Cup final last Sunday, is to remain at the Sao Vicente clinic until Saturday for observation, the medical bulletin said.

Neymar will then convalesce for 10 days in Rio before heading for Spain.

"All went very well," the medical bulletin said.

The tonsil surgery and the septoplasty - a procedure to straighten the partition between the two nasal cavities - aimed to "improve the breathing performance, avoid possible infections and prevent muscular and joint lesions," it added.

Neymar, who just signed a five-year contract with Barcelona, is to make his debut with the Catalan club against his former club, Santos, on August 2.

Read more on:    brazil  |  neymar  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.