BARCELONA, Spain – Barcelona says that Brazil striker Neymar has developed anemia, but that it won't stop his preseason training with the Spanish champion.
Anemia is a lower than normal count of red blood cells that causes fatigue or weakness.
The team says that "due to an operation on his tonsils this summer the player is suffering a case of anemia that is being treated and won't impede him from training with normality with the rest of his teammates."
Neymar is currently with Barcelona in Israel on a "Peace Tour" of the Middle East. Barcelona opens the Spanish league against Levante on Aug. 18.
The 21-year-old Neymar joined Barcelona from Brazilian club Santos this offseason.