Barcelona unclear on Neymar return date after confirming groin tear

Neymar looks on from the stand during Bayer Leverkusen clash on Wednesday

Barcelona have refused to speculate on when Neymar will return to action after confirming that he suffered a groin tear in training this week.

The injury has made the Brazil captain a doubt for the start of Barcelona’s World Club Cup campaign in Japan next week.

“Tests conducted this morning by FC Barcelona medical staff confirmed that Neymar Jr has a small tear in the abductor muscle of his left leg,” the club said.

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