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(BREAKING NEWS) Neymar could play Copa America, what his physiotherapist said about his recovery

Neymar's doctors gives an update on the Brazilian star's health and recovery from his injury.

Neymar celebrates his goals he has scored for the Brazilian national team.

AS reports that Neymar's physiotherapist, Samer Al Shahrani, suggests the Brazilian star is in the most important stage of his recovery, which is to strengthen his muscles and start training again soon. Neymar is looking for a miracle to play in the Copa America tournament with Brazil in the United States this summer. Neymar has already been seen juggling the ball on the pitch and slowly getting back to fitness with exercises in Al Hilal's gym facilities. The Brazilian national team medic, Rodrigo Lasmar, said that Neymar is expected to be back on the pitch in July or August, but as his recovery is going better than expected, there is a possibility that it could be a little earlier, and he may have a chance to play the tournament. The Copa America tournament starts on June 21st and ends on July 15th.

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Neymar suffered an ACL injury in October while playing for the Brazilian national team in the World Cup qualifiers. Brazil played Uruguay at the Estadio Centenario on October 17th, 2023, where the five-time World Cup champions lost 2-0 from goals by Darwin Nunez and Nicolas de la Cruz. Neymar started in the match, but just before halftime, Neymar went down from a challenge by De la Cruz.

Neymar couldn't continue in the match and had to be stretchered off the field. He only played five matches for Al Hilal this season before suffering this ACL injury against Uruguay. He scored one goal for the Saudi Arabian club and provided two assists in those five games.

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Neymar's record for the Brazil national team

Neymar made history last year as he overtook Pele as Brazil's all-time record scorer. He has 79 goals with Brazil and made 128 appearances with the national team. Pele is now second in the all-time goal-scorers for Brazil, scoring 77 goals, and Ronaldo Nazario is third with 62 goals. Neymar broke the record when he scored a brace against Bolivia in the World Cup qualifiers match at the Estadio Estadual Jornalista Edgar Augusto Procença.

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