Al Hilal’s Neymar (31) undergoes surgery.
Brazil lost 0-2 to Uruguay in the South American regional qualifying match for the 2026 North and Central America World Cup held on the 18th (Korean time).
Neymar was injured that day. At the end of the first half, Neymar was caught in a collision with an opponent while driving the ball, and after putting his foot on the ground, he stumbled and fell.
Neymar, who complained of pain, hit the ground with his hand in agony and was eventually carried out on a stretcher. As he was being carried out, he covered his eyes with his hands as if to cover his tears.
He eventually ends up on the operating table. 메이저사이트The Brazilian Football Association (CBF) said through its official channel on the 19th, “After Neymar’s examination, it was confirmed that the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus of his left knee were ruptured,” and “Neymar is scheduled to undergo surgery, but the date has not been set.” .
His club, Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal, also announced the surgery and said, “Neymar’s recovery program will be decided later.”
Al Hilal, who reportedly spent 90 million euros (approximately 128.6 billion won) in transfer fees to recruit Neymar in August and paid him an annual salary of over 100 million dollars, was forced to wait without being able to utilize him properly.
After wearing the Al Hilal uniform, Neymar played in 5 games in the Saudi League and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League this season, scoring 1 goal and 3 assists.
Neymar suffered frequent injuries throughout his career. He also underwent ankle surgery in March of this year. At last year’s Qatar World Cup, he injured his right ankle in the first game of the group stage and returned through the round of 16 against Korea. In 2018 and the following year, he missed about three months each due to a right foot injury.
Born in 1992, he played for the Brazilian club Santos before entering Europe by joining Barcelona (Spain) in 2013 and transferring to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017. When transferring to Paris Saint-Germain, the transfer fee was 222 million euros (about 317 billion won), the largest ever.
Neymar, who spent six seasons at Paris Saint-Germain, transferred to Al Hilal ahead of this season. He expressed his feelings about the transfer, saying, “Facing challenges increases self-esteem. I came here to help the league grow further.” However, due to his injury, it is expected that he will not be able to play this season.