Neymar To Miss Time With The Mumps

Photo: FC Barcelona website.
Photo: FC Barcelona website.
Photo: FC Barcelona website.

Barcelona’s Brazilian star Neymar will miss two weeks after being diagnosed with the mumps.

The defending Champions League and La Liga champions made the announcement on Sunday on its website, and noted that Neymar had previously been vaccinated against the disease.

The club said the striker will miss the European Super Cup final on Tuesday in Tbilisi, Georgia against Sevilla and also the Spanish Super Cup final that features Barcelona against Athletic Club over two legs on August 14 and 17.

Neymar’s availability for Barcelona’s August 23 La Liga opener at home against Athletic Bilbao remains uncertain.