• Neymar is a doubt for opening La Liga game due to injury

    by  • August 23, 2014 • Barcelona, Brazil, La Liga • 0 Comments

    Barcelona star Neymar is likely to miss the La Liga season opener against Elche on Sunday after spraining his ankle, the Catalan giants confirmed on Twitter.

    The 22-year-old Brazilian forward, who has just recovered from a back injury (fractured vertebra) suffered at the World Cup – scored twice during 6-0 friendly win over Mexican side Leon on Monday.

    “Tests have shown a grade one sprain,” read as a club’s official website.

    “His return to training will depend on how the injury treatment evolves.”

    It results as a major blow to new boss Luis Enrique following their first season without having a major trophy in six years.

    Neymar has made 26 La Liga appearances last season, scoring nine goals.