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17 October 2018


Neymar reveals severity of 2014 World Cup injury

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Neymar has revealed just how serious his injury at the 2014 World Cup was following his clash with Juan Zuniga.

Axar.az informs that the Brazil international suffered fractured vertebrae which ended his tournament early, however the PSG man has recalled how he almost lost the ability to walk.

Neymar was tackled from behind by Colombia defender Zuniga during Brazil’s 2-1 win in the quarter-finals, before they lost 7-1 to Germany in the semi-finals.

“When he tackles me, I feel a reaction, but I try to get up. I was in a lot of pain and I remember that I had my head on the ground and Marcelo was saying ‘no, no, get the doctors in.’ I said: ‘No, no, no, I want to play’ because I wanted to score,” he said in an interview with former team-mate Gerard Pique.

“I couldn’t turn and the doctors came in…I couldn’t manage to lift my legs. I couldn’t move my legs and the doctor took me out and I started to cry because it was painful and I didn’t feel anything. I didn’t feel my legs, so I went to the hospital that’s in the stadium.

“And there they left me and I remember that I was with my leg bent and when I stretched it out… incredible pain. Incredible. Then I understood that there was no way I could continue.”

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2017.12.28 / 12:59
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