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New footage of Neymar going through painful ACL rehabilitation goes viral

Joshua Nair

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New footage of Neymar going through painful ACL rehabilitation goes viral

Neymar has been going through it since tearing his ACL, with videos of his rehabilitation doing the rounds on social media.

The Brazilian superstar left PSG for Al Hilal in the rapidly-growing Saudi Pro League this summer, joining as one of the most talented footballers on the planet.

Unfortunately for the 31-year-old, his season ended not long after the move as the forward tore his ACL on international duty, one of football's worst and most unforgiving injuries.

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Some footballers never fully recover from an ACL tear and their playing style is altered forever, but the hope for Neymar is that he recovers and gets playing as soon as possible.

An ACL tear is an excruciatingly painful injury, but as new footage shows, the recovery process may hurt just as much.

In the viral video, Neymar's recovery process looks like it is progressing, but he is in a lot of pain while being attached to a machine to boost recovery.

The former Barcelona man can be seen in agony in the video of his treatment, as the compilation of different clips during the process shows him screaming and grimacing in pain.

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The viral footage can be seen below:

Despite this tough process for Neymar, there always seems to be a question of 'what if' with the Brazilian #10 and the heights of his career.

He is widely regarded as one of the most talented and skilled footballers on the planet when he is 100% fit, terrorising defences, tricky skills, and scoring goals.

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His stint at Barcelona may well be looked back on as his prime, when he looked set to overtake Lionel Messi as the best player in the world.

A move to PSG in the summer of 2017 for a record-breaking €222 million carried so much promise at the time, as the forward looked to step out of Messi's shadow.

Al Hilal fans are fully behind Neymar and can't wait for their star player to return. (Image Credit: Getty)
Al Hilal fans are fully behind Neymar and can't wait for their star player to return. (Image Credit: Getty)

Despite the promise, Neymar was plagued by injuries during his time in the French Capital and it became common for him to be out injured, watching from the crowd.

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So far, his time in the Saudi Pro League has not brought any better results as he played just five times for his new club before suffering from a torn ACL with Brazil.

Football fans will hope that he can recover from the injury and be back at the highest level as soon as possible, but at 31-years-old, it is less than likely.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@centregoals

Topics: Neymar, Saudi Pro League, Brazil

Joshua Nair
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