Neymar misses Brazil training for second day after suffering knee injury and works alone in the gym
- Neymar limped out of training on Tuesday and has not trained with team since
- Brazilian has been injury prone in recent months and struggled for fitness
- He worked alone in the gym of the Granja Comary training outside Rio de Janeiro
- PSG star is still included in Brazil’s final squad for the Copa America
Neymar sat out Brazil’s training session for the second day in a row during the team’s Copa America preparations after suffering a left knee injury on Tuesday.
Brazil’s football confederation published a video of the star working out at the gym of the Granja Comary training centre outside Rio de Janeiro and added he is still undergoing treatment.
The 27-year-old striker limped out of Tuesday’s first full training session after feeling pain in his left knee.
Neymar trained alone in the gym as he missed the team session for the second day in a row
Gabriel Jesus (right), Casemiro (left) and the rest of the squad got to work outside
Neymar cut an isolated figure as he watched his team-mates through the glass
But he was still included in Brazil’s final squad for the Copa America earlier Thursday.
The tournament begins on June 14 with Brazil facing Bolivia in Sao Paulo.
Neymar has played only four matches for PSG since his return in April from a right-foot fifth metatarsal injury.
Dani Alves and Co are preparing for the upcoming Copa America this summer
He came in for criticism for what some fans deemed a childish reaction to being nutmegged by 23-year-old team-mate Everton earlier in the week.
After being beaten with a piece of skill he’d have been proud of himself, Neymar hauled Everton to ground by pulling his bib and then walked off without apology.
It seems tensions are high in Brazil camp and manager Tite’s decision to strip the PSG forward of the national captaincy may be a reason.
Neymar pulled over Everton earlier in the week when he was nutmegged