Injury to man of the moment, Neymar has reportedly put top echelons of the Catalan side, Barcelona in a tight spot as the club prepares for the FIFA Club World Cup scheduled to hold in Japan between December 10 and 20.
The 23-year-old forward picked up a groin injury to his left thigh on Tuesday evening while training at the Bay Arena in preparation for the UEFA Champions League game 6 against Bayern Leverkusen on Wednesday.
Although there is no information yet as to when the Brazilian will be back in action, there are indications that he’s set to miss the trip to Yokohama for the Club World Cup and the league game against Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday.
According to information on the Barcelona website, “The Brazilian’s injury comes at a moment when he is in the form of his life. The striker is currently the top scorer in the Spanish League on 14 goals and was recently named as player of the month for November by the LFP (Spanish Football League).
“The last time Neymar was missing for Barça came at the start of the season when a bout of mumps forced him out of the Spanish Super Cup tie against Athletic Bilbao and also out of the first game of the league season. Since then he has played in 18 out of 20 matches, scoring 16 goals in all competitions bringing his all time total for Barça to 70 in just 110 games.”