Neymar Returns to Training After Back Injury

Updated: 06 August 2014 18:14 IST

Neymar fractured a vertebra in his back after a collision with Colombian defender Juan Camilo Zuniga during the FIFA World Cup quarterfinals in July.

Neymar Returns to Training After Back Injury
In this photo supplied by FC Barcelona, Neymar exercises in Barcelona, Spain on Wednesday August 6, 2014. Neymar, who trained with their colleagues on Tuesday returned to the club for their medical tests. © AP

Barcelona:

Barcelona says Brazil striker Neymar has returned to training after passing a medical exam as he continues his recovery from a fractured vertebra.

Neymar fractured a vertebra in his back after a collision with Colombian defender Juan Camilo Zuniga during the World Cup quarterfinals last month. (FIFA Takes no Action)

The Brazilian striker trained away from his teammates on Tuesday after being examined by team doctors.

The club says Neymar's progress will determine when he rejoins the team for regular training.

Barcelona also welcomed back Argentine forward Lionel Messi on Tuesday after a standard medical exam as he begins his preseason preparations ahead of the start of the season.

The Catalan club hosts Elche on August 24 in the opening match of the Spanish league season.

Topics : Neymar Da Silva Santos Junior Barcelona Brazil Football
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