FIFA World Cup 2014: Kerala Ayurveda Doctors Submit Plan to Treat Injured Neymar

Football-loving Kerala wants injured Brazilian star striker Neymar to undergo Ayurveda treatment. Neymar was injured during a FIFA World Cup quarterfinal match against Colombia.

updated: July 10, 2014 12:13 IST
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Defender Marcelo shouts for help after Brazil's forward Neymar was injured during the quarter-final football match between Brazil and Colombia at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 4, 2014. Brazil star Neymar was ruled out of the World Cup after that with a back injury, team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said. Lasmar told reporters Neymar suffered a fracture in the third verterbra of his back during Brazil's bruising 2-1 quarter-final victory over Colombia.


According to media reports, a team of Ayurveda medical experts on Wednesday submitted a report to Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy charting out how injured Brazilian star Neymar could be treated. The Ayurveda doctors have prescribed a two-month treatment plan for Neymar, who fractured his third vertebra during Brazil's FIFA World Cup quarterfinal match against Colombia last Friday.

According to the report, three weeks of treatment will be carried out in Brazil which will be followed by a month-long therapy in Kerala. The football-loving state is known for its Ayurvedic treatment for injuries.

"We have submitted the report to the Chief Minister expressing our willingness to give high quality treatment to Neymar," P.K Ashok, principal of Ayurveda Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, who compiled the report, told Indian Express. "Now the government will discuss the report in the Assembly on Thursday and propose the treatment to the Brazilian government," Ashok added.

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