Qatar 2022: Juventus Legend Del Piero Offers Neymar His Ankle so He Can Play Again

Qatar 2022: Juventus Legend Del Piero Offers Neymar His Ankle so He Can Play Again

  • Alessandro Del Piero is a huge admirer of Neymar and wants him to play again in the World Cup
  • Neymar is currently sidelined after picking up an ankle injury in the opener against Serbia
  • Del Piero wished him a speedy recovery and offered the Brazilian his ankle if it would help

Everyone wants to see Neymar back on the pitch for Brazil at the World Cup, but none more so than Alessandro De Piero.

The Italian legendary defender is even willing to part with his ankle if it means that Neymar will feature again in the tournament.

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Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero is so desperate to see Neymar play again that he will even give him an ankle. Image: Peter Byrne/ Michael Regan.
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As reported by Sportskeeda, the former Juventus star said he would offer Neymar his ankle in a bid to see him play.

“My friend Neymar, if you need my ankle I am happy to share it with you. I'm very sorry about the injury; if you need it, I'm happy to lend it to you because I'd just like to see you on the pitch again.”

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What happened to Neymar?

Neymar picked up a nasty ankle injury in Brazil’s Group G opener (2-0 win) over Serbia. The Selecao won the encounter thanks to a Richarlison brace.

Neymar then sat out the game against Switzerland as well, and won’t feature in Brazil’s final group game against Cameroon, Marca reported.

Neymar in the knockouts?

Brazil will be hoping that the Paris Saint-Germain attacker is fit in time for the knockout stages of the competition. The South American side have already qualified for the Round of 16 before their final group game against Cameroon.

Del Piero is also hoping that Neymar will be fit and back on the pitch soon.

A repeat of 2014?

Neymar’s injury-forced absence conjures back memories of the 2014 edition of the tournament.

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The PSG star’s tournament was cut short after he was injured in the quarter-finals against Colombia. Neymar received a knee to the back which broke one of his vertebrae.

Without Neymar, Brazil went on to lose 7-1 in the semi-finals against Germany.

Neymar shares photos of injury

Brazilian star Neymar has taken to Instagram to give fans a glimpse of his horrific ankle injury picked during the World Cup, Sports Brief reported.

Neymar had a nightmare start to his World Cup campaign with the Samba Boys, as he was forced off in his side's Group G opener against Serbia with a nasty knock on November 24.

Nikola Milenkovic was responsible for Neymar's injury, which left the forward covering his face in anguish as he received treatment.

Source: Sports Brief News