The Brazilian national team has now officially ruled out Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar for its November international fixtures, the association announced.
Neymar has been dealing with an adductor injury, which kept him out of PSG’s final matches before the November international break. Still, the Brazilian national team decided to call up the forward in hopes of accelerating his recovery, which then made him available to play in its 2022 World Cup qualifying fixtures this month. But the Brazilian is not deemed to recover from his injury in time to face Uruguay next week, which is why the national team elected to release him early.
The Brazilian national team doctor, Rodrigo Lasmar, released a statement providing further information on the decision.
“The player performed on Monday and has since undergone intensive physiotherapy work,” Lasmar said. “He performed well, but not enough to be available for the game against Uruguay.”
PSG also released a statement on its official website thanking the Brazilian national team for this decision, as it “honors the trust and collaboration between the staff of Paris Saint-Germain and those of Selecao.”
PSG’s next fixture will be against AS Monaco in Ligue 1 play next week. But the focus for the club will be on Neymar’s potential availability for its pivotal UEFA Champions League group stage contest against RB Leipzig. PSG surely will continue to monitor his progress from his injury and then make a determination on whether he is deemed fit enough to play in either of these two fixtures.
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