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  • Sheryll Mericido

Al-Hilal's Neymar sustains torn ACL and meniscus in left knee

RIYADH – Al-Hilal Club has delivered unfortunate news regarding their star Brazilian player, Neymar, who has suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his left knee. Neymar Jr. sustained this injury during Brazil's match against Uruguay in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers.

Subsequent clinical and imaging examinations confirmed the extent of the injury, leading to the decision for Neymar to undergo surgery. A comprehensive treatment program will be determined following the operation. The Brazilian Football Confederation is closely monitoring Neymar's health, maintaining a constant line of communication with the medical staff of both the Brazilian national team and Al-Hilal.

Unfortunately, the recovery and rehabilitation process for an anterior cruciate ligament injury is known to be quite lengthy, typically spanning 10 to 12 months. This prognosis suggests that Neymar's current season with Al-Hilal and his availability for the Brazilian national team may be in jeopardy.

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