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Barcelona striker Neymar injures left ankle, could miss La Liga opener

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Barcelona striker Neymar could miss the team's La Liga opener after injuring his left ankle in training, Barcelona announced Friday

Barcelona plays Elche in its season opener on Sunday.

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The team said Neymar complained about pain in his left ankle after Thursday's training session, and tests confirmed that he has a Grade 1 ankle sprain. Neymar's return to training depends "on how the injury treatment evolves."

Neymar recently came back from fracturing a vertebra in the FIFA World Cup while playing for Brazil in a quarterfinal match against Colombia. He played in a friendly against Leon on Monday and scored two goals.

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