Barcelona FC star Neymar feared he was paralyzed after the injury he suffered during the recent World Cup game Brazil played against Colombia.
Photo: Marcelo and Neymar right after the injury incident
Hit in the back by Juan Zuniga, the 22-year-old forward was carried off from the field in pain. It was soon revealed that although there was no need for surgery, Neymar would not be able to proceed in the Mundial. He was rushed to the hospital, where the Brazil team doctor confirmed that he had fractured one of his vertbrae.
However, the first reactions was terrifying, The Independent reports with reference to the Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.
The coach told Marca:
“He said: ‘I can’t feel my legs’. Marcelo was scared and called the doctor on but the doctor couldn’t get on in the confusion. It was a big shock, the image of Neymar being stretchered off to the helicopter, in difficulty, crying… Neymar is our star player, because he’s the type of match-winner who would make a difference in any team.”
Meanwhile numerous supportive messages keep reaching the Barcelona forward, who reportedly got tearful upon being informed he would not be able to join his team in the further race for world championship. Football colleagues and fans from all over the world are sending messages wishing Neymar a speedy recovery.
Brazil is to meet Germany in the semi-final on Tuesday.