Neymar Returns to Brazil Training After Knee 'Scare'

The Brazil striker sat out two training sessions to rest the left knee. But Friday morning he was back with his teammates on the pitch for a light training.
Author:
Publish date:

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Neymar said Friday his left knee problem picked up in Copa America preparations was temporary.

He is expected to return to training later at the Granja Comary training ground outside Rio de Janeiro.

The Brazil striker sat out two training sessions to rest the left knee. But Friday morning he was back with his teammates on the pitch for a light training.

Brazil's soccer confederation confirmed Neymar should be in the afternoon's full training, which will be closed to the media.

''I am fine, it was just a scare,'' the 27-year-old striker told TV Globo in a quick interview.

Copa America begins June 14, with Brazil playing Bolivia on opening day. Neymar is expected to play a friendly against Qatar on June 5.

Neymar limped out of Brazil's first full training on Tuesday. He has played only four matches for Paris Saint-Germain since his return in April from a right foot injury.