Barcelona star Neymar suffering from anemia

Aug 05, 2013, 01:28 IST | AFP

Barcelona striker Neymar has reportedly been put on a special diet by the club's medical staff to ease signs of anemia just days after he made his debut for the club, according to Spanish newspaper El Pais.

The Brazilian international joined the Catalan giants in June for 57 million euros and made his long-awaited debut last week in a 2-2 friendly against Lechia Gdasnk.


However, according to the paper, signs of anemia were detected. “Neymar is being treated by Barcelona’s doctors for signs of anemia with an adequate diet and complementary course of vitamins,” it said on Saturday without quoting a source for the story. Barcelona were not available for comment.

Anemia is a treatable condition but is thought to be extremely debilitating for top athletes as a low level of hemoglobin in the blood stream can cause excessive levels of tiredness.

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