Neymar trains for first time with Barca since fracturing vertebra during WC

London: Barcelona striker Neymar has trained for the first time since a vertebra in his back got fractured during Brazil`s World Cup quarterfinal against Colombia.

The 22-year-old was ruled out for the rest of the World Cup after Colombian defender Juan Zuniga kneed him on 4 July and ended the forward`s campaign on home ground.

Barcelona said in a statement on it`s website that Neymar is back in training with the rest of the first-team squad, The BBC reported.

The statement said that the forward would be given a thorough examination by the club`s medical services to evaluate his recovery.

Barcelona will start their La Liga campaign on 24 August against Elche, the report added.