Lionel Messi has offered his support to Neymar following his serious injury.

Messi posted a photo of Neymar on social media on Monday (Sept. 19), saying, “You have great strength,” alongside a photo of the former FC Barcelona player. The two have also teamed up together at Barcelona and later at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

Neymar suffered a serious injury on Aug. 18. He broke his leg in a tussle with Nicolas de la Cruz in the final minute of the first half of Uruguay’s South American qualifier for the 2026 North and Central American World Cup in Montevideo. Neymar was stretchered off in tears.

“Damage to the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus tear in his knee was confirmed,” his club Alhilal said. The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) also announced on social media that “tests have confirmed a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in the left knee,” adding that “Neymar is scheduled for surgery, no date has been set. We wish him a full recovery,” while adding that it was unclear when he would return. 안전놀이터

Another injury. Injuries have plagued Neymar throughout his career, and in March he was sidelined for more than two months due to ankle surgery.

Alhilal paid a lot of money for Neymar, only to lose him for a while. The Brazilian national team also lost 0-2 to Uruguay without Neymar.