Neymar recovered from back injury, fit to play

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FC Barcelona's Neymar, center, from Brazil, trains with team mates during a training session at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in San Joan Despi in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Luis Suarez also trained with his Barcelona teammates on Friday after his ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup was softened but not shortened.The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled Thursday that the Uruguay forward, who recently left Liverpool for Barcelona, deserves his four-month ban from playing official matches for both his club and his country. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti )

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Neymar has been cleared to play for Barcelona's by the team's doctors after recovering from a broken vertebra in his back that he suffered during last month's World Cup.

The forward is now available for selection and could feature in a friendly against Mexican club Leon at Camp Nou Stadium later on Monday.

The 22-year-old hurt his back in a collision with defender Juan Camillo Zuniga during Brazil's 2-1 quarterfinal win over Colombia. That injury ruled him out of the semifinal against Germany, which Brazil lost 7-1.

Luis Suarez is set to debut for Barcelona during the match after the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that the striker could train and take part in friendlies despite his four month ban for biting a player at the World Cup.

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