Football

Published: Thursday July 10, 2014 MYT 2:42:02 AM
Updated: Thursday July 10, 2014 MYT 2:42:47 AM

Neymar recovery going 'very well', Barca doctors say

Brazil's David Luiz holds up the jersey of his teammate Neymar during the singing of national anthems before their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Brazil's David Luiz holds up the jersey of his teammate Neymar during the singing of national anthems before their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Neymar is recovering "very well" from the fractured vertebra that ended his World Cup, Barcelona said on Wednesday after medical staff from the La Liga club examined the Brazil forward at his home.

"The injury is progressing very well and from Aug. 5 the player will continue his treatment and the final stage of his recovery in Barcelona," Barca said on their website (www.fcbarcelona.es).

Club doctors had confirmed the diagnosis made by the Brazilian soccer federation (CBF) and had agreed the course of treatment with CBF medical staff, they added.

Neymar was injured in a challenge with Colombia defender Juan Zuniga in last week's World Cup quarter-final.

(Reporting by Iain Rogers, editing by Nigel Hunt)

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