Sao Paulo: Four-time world footballer of the year Lionel Messi wished his Barcelona team-mate Neymar a quick recovery after the Brazil star Brazil suffered a fractured vertebrae ruling him out of the remainder of the World Cup.
"Neymar, I hope that you recover very quickly," wrote the Argentinian on his Facebook page alongside a photgraph of the two stars in their Barcelona shirts. (Also read: Neymar injury bombshell rocks Brazil)
Neymar was carried off grimacing in agony after an aerial collision with Colombia defender Juan Camilo Zuniga towards the end of the contest. The 22-year-old got a knee in the back.