World Cup 2014: Lionel Messi Wishes Neymar Speedy Recovery

Updated: 05 July 2014 16:44 IST

Neymar was carried off grimacing in agony after an aerial collision with Colombia defender Juan Camilo Zuniga towards the end of the contest. The exam showed he suffered a fracture of the third vertebrae in his back.

World Cup 2014: Lionel Messi Wishes Neymar Speedy Recovery
At 22, Neymar has emerged as one of the biggest stars in international football. © AP

Sao Paulo:

Four-time world footballer of the year Lionel Messi wished his Barcelona team-mate Neymar a quick recovery after the Brazil star Brazil suffered a fractured vertebrae ruling him out of the remainder of the World Cup.

"Neymar, I hope that you recover very quickly," wrote the Argentinian on his Facebook page alongside a photgraph of the two stars in their Barcelona shirts. (Also read: Neymar injury bombshell rocks Brazil)

Neymar was carried off grimacing in agony after an aerial collision with Colombia defender Juan Camilo Zuniga towards the end of the contest. The 22-year-old got a knee in the back.

"The exam showed he suffered a fracture of the third vertebrae" in his back, Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said.

Messi, who like Neymar has been the standout star for his team, will hope to join Brazil in the semi-finals later on Saturday when he leads his Argentinian team-mates against Belgium in Brasilia with the kick-off at 0930 pm IST.

Topics : Neymar Da Silva Santos Junior Lionel Andres Messi FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil Argentina Barcelona Football
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