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Neymar Reveals Terrifying Extent of ‘Painful’ World Cup Back Injury: ‘I Couldn’t Feel My Legs’

​Neymar has lifted the lid on the “painful” second that his 2014 World Cup dream was over after that deal with on Brazil famous person by Colombia’s Juan Camilo Zuniga.

The Paris Saint-Germain ace was interviewed by former Barcelona teammate Gerard Pique for the ​Gamers’ Tribune and was requested concerning the incident by the Spanish centre-back.

Brazil had been main 2-Zero of their eventual 2-1 quarter-final victory over their South American rivals nearly 4 years in the past when Zuniga’s problem on Neymar left the ahead writhing round in agony on the pitch.

Brazil v Colombia: Quarter Final - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Neymar was subsequently stretchered off the sector after intensive remedy, and he defined simply what he felt on the time – and within the following weeks and months – after the incident.

He stated: “I couldn’t handle to elevate my legs. I couldn’t transfer my legs. And the physician took me out and I began to … to cry. As a result of it was very painful and I didn’t really feel something. 

“I didn’t really feel my legs, so I went to the hospital that’s within the stadium. And there they left me and I keep in mind that I used to be with my leg bent like this, and after I stretched it out…. unbelievable ache, unbelievable. After which I understood that there was no strategy to proceed.”


Persevering with on along with his story, the 25-year-old went on to state what unfolded after he had been admitted to hospital and had a collection of assessments performed on his again, legs and torso.

Neymar continued: “They informed me: ‘I’ve two items of stories. One good and one dangerous.’ And I used to be like: ‘The dangerous one first’.


“‘The dangerous one: You possibly can’t play the World Cup. It’s over for you.’ And I’m like: ‘What’s the great one?’ (They stated:) ‘The nice one is that afterward it is possible for you to to stroll, as a result of two centimeters to the facet … soccer is over for you’


“And … nicely … there … there I simply need them to inform my household. And so they had been all there — my girlfriend, my dad, my sister, mother, associates. They inform them that they will see me, and nicely, then an entire dangerous week began.

“I used to be in a wheelchair. And I went residence, and there I watched all of it (Brazil’s 7-1 thrashing to Germany within the semi-final.”

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