Spine injury once made Neymar almost paralyzed

28 Jan 2022 | 01:59 | Football

Spine injury once made Neymar almost paralyzed

defender Juan Zuniga pokes his knee into Neymar’s back to destroy the Brazilian player

Neymar talked about his life in the documentary to be broadcast on Netflix. He talked about his request to leave PSG or the controversy with his father and now he talks about his injuries.

The Brazilian has revealed his worst moment as a player. He said it was the 2014 World Cup semi-final against Germany, where the Selecao lost 1-7 at home.

“That match wasn’t real. I don’t know what’s going on? It was a nightmare. When the match ended, I couldn’t stop crying,” Neymar confessed.

Spine injury once made Neymar almost paralyzed - Photo 1.

Neymar is in pain on the field


He was unable to play after suffering an injury in the quarter-final against Colombia. Neymar was kneed in the back by defender Juan Zuniga in the 88th minute, but he somehow avoided getting a red card. “I got a concussion in my back and noticed my feet cramp. I couldn’t turn around and I started crying.”

“The doctor came to see me and he said, ‘I have news for you. One bad news and one good news. The bad news is that you can’t go on to the World Cup. The good news is that you’re just two centimeters from the risk. I can’t walk anymore.”

Neymar’s mother, Nadine Goncalves, recalls this injury, an accident they had when Neymar was 4 months old: “His father was bedridden, on a ventilator for six months. The doctor told me: ‘ There are no signs, we don’t know if he will be able to walk.’ Time went back. I went through it with my father and then with my son.”

Finally, Neymar said of his relationship with his father: “It used to be a father-son relationship. Now we have a more distant relationship. We still get along, but I guess it’s more of a professional relationship. “.

Neymar’s father expressed: “I can’t separate the two roles. I paid a very heavy price for that. I gave up time with my family, but I have no regrets. Everything happens to me. I, helped me. I tried to prevent my son from falling into the same fear as me. I did a lot of psychological work so it wouldn’t negatively affect Neymar.”

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