Neymar fractured a bone in his back following a challenge
from Colombia defender Juan Zuniga in last month's World Cup
quarter-final and was ruled out for the rest of the tournament.
The 22-year-old, who has targeted a return to action in a
friendly on August 18, had tests on his return to Barca after
his post-World Cup holiday and the club said the results were
"The player will follow a specific recovery program," Barca said
on their website (www.fcbarcelona.es).
"The progress of the injury will determine when he returns to
training," they added.
Barca play a friendly against Italian Serie A side Napoli in
Geneva on Wednesday and said midfielder Xavi and defender Jeremy
Mathieu, a new signing from Valencia, are unavailable due to
minor muscle problems.
Argentina pair Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano and Brazil
full back Daniel Alves, who only returned to training on
Tuesday, were not included in the squad for the trip to
Barca begin their La Liga campaign at home to Elche on August
(Writing by Iain Rogers, editing by Ed Osmond)
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