OFFICIAL: Neto to miss five weeks because of broken wrist
- The Brazilian injured his left hand in the training session before the Napoli second game.
- The club cannot confirm how exactly long the goalkeeper will be out but Mundo Deportivo predict it could be around five weeks.
- Neto has made four appearances for Barca in the pre-season friendlies.
Uh-oh! Barcelona are now left without back-up goalkeeper. Highly reliable local newspaper Mundo Deportivo reveal that Neto will be unavailable for five weeks because of the unfortunate wrist injury. Apparently, he broke his left wrist during the training session ahead of the most recent 4-0 win over Napoli on Saturday's night.
FC Barcelona official media confirm the nature of Neto's injury which is a 'scaphoid bone fracture'. However, the club reveal no particular information on how much the Brazilian could miss. Any further details will be announced after the tests on Monday.
In any case, if Mundo Deportivo's report is true, he could even miss the first Champions League game. The first fixture of the 2019/2020 campaign is scheduled for 17-18 September.
Neto joined Barcelona for 26 million euros as Jasper Cillessen's replacement. The 29-year-old has impressed during the pre-season games as he has made four appearances so far. His best game so far arrived on Thursday's early morning as he helped the Catalans to beat Napoli 2-1. He made two stunning saves and only conceded a bizarre own goal from Samuel Umtiti.
During his presentation, Neto has admitted his main reason to join Barcelona was to win the Champions League. Last season, he only managed to scoop the Copa del Rey with Valencia, however, he never played in this competition because of the rotation policy.