Saudi press reports have set a date for Al Hilal’s Brazilian player Neymar da Silva to return to Riyadh to complete his rehabilitation from a torn cruciate ligament.
Neymar has been absent from the leadership team since October last year after tearing his cruciate ligament while playing for Brazil against Uruguay in a 2026 World Cup qualifier.
The player agreed in advance to undergo surgery in Brazil, as well as to take part in half of the qualifying program in his country and return to the club headquarters after the end of the Asian Cup and the completion of the second half of the season. , which is actually what happened now.
Al-Zaabim is preparing to face his Iranian counterpart Sabhan on Thursday, February 15, in the first leg of the round of 16 of the AFC Champions League.
The starting whistle for the expected match will sound at six o’clock in the evening Cairo time, seven o’clock Saudi Arabia time and eight o’clock UAE time.
Neymar’s return date to Al-Hilal
Al-Riyadiah newspaper reported that Neymar will arrive in Riyadh on Monday, where the club’s medical staff will monitor the progress of his rehabilitation program.
It is worth noting that Neymar joined the ranks of the Saudi Blue Wave team last summer, joining from the French team Paris Saint-Germain.