Is this the REAL reason Neymar has had his career ruined by injury?

Neymar of Brazil looks dejected after their sides' elimination from the tournament after a penalty shoot out loss during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 quarter final match between Croatia and Brazil at Education City Stadium on December 09, 2022 in Al Rayyan, Qatar.
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Neymar is has suffered another injury: this time, an anterior cruciate ligament injury. Now 31 and playing in the Saudi Pro League, this might be the last we'll ever see of him in Europe. 

It's a huge shame. He made the Ballon d'Or top 10 while playing outside Europe – unheard of in the modern day – before forming one of the most iconic frontlines in football history and becoming the most expensive footballer of all time. There were those who believed he'd rival Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in being the greatest on Earth; back home, it was believed that he would end the long-awaited World Cup drought.

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Mark White
Content Editor

Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.