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Neymar to Miss at Least Four Weeks

  • Guardian, Friday, April 18, 2014 4:52 PM
Barcelona starlet Neymar looks set to miss the rest of the season after suffering an injury to his metatarsal in Barca's 2-1 Copa del Rey final loss against Real Madrid on Wednesday. The Brazil international picked up the injury as his shot hit the post in the 90th minute. Barca hopes he will be able to make the last game of the season against La Liga leader Atletico Madrid, but that will only happen if he recovers in the estimated time, which is a minimum of four weeks.

Meanwhile, the Blaugrana will also be without fullback Jordi Alba for the final month of the season due to a muscular tear in his right leg. It said the fitness of the central defender Marc Bartra will be a day-to-day decision as he recovers from a muscle pull. The Catalan giant, which is four points behind Atletico in the race for the La Liga title, faces Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.

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