Neymar's tonsil surgery to help him add muscle

Updated: 03 July 2013 14:21 IST

Barcelona have confirmed that Spain left-back Jordi Alba will undergo the same procedure in Spain, also Friday.

Rio de Janeiro:

An operation to remove Neymar's tonsils could help the striker add muscle to his wiry frame, according to the doctor responsible for the operation.

Brazil team medic Jose Luis Runco will perform the surgery here Friday before Neymar departs for his new club Barcelona later this month. Runco said Brazil and Barcelona had both agreed the operation was in the best interests of the 21-year-old, who is suffering a chronic throat condition, reports Xinhua.

"If there is a constant infection, it could produce some alterations, including with regards to growth. The operation consists of removing these glands to reduce the risk of further infections. It's a preventative measure to have a better quality of health and to gain more muscle," Runco said Tuesday.

Barcelona have confirmed that Spain left-back Jordi Alba will undergo the same procedure in Spain, also Friday.

Topics : Football Barcelona Real Madrid Uruguay Brazil Jordi Alba Ramos
Related Articles
Picture This! Pensive Neymar Stirs Renewed Paris Saint-Germain Fever
Picture This! Pensive Neymar Stirs Renewed Paris Saint-Germain Fever
Alvaro Morata Completes Chelsea Move, Targets Silverware
Alvaro Morata Completes Chelsea Move, Targets Silverware
Antonio Conte Signs New Two-Year Deal With Chelsea
Antonio Conte Signs New Two-Year Deal With Chelsea
Show Comments
Advertisement