Neymar returns to training
BARCELONA, Spain -- Barcelona say Brazil striker Neymar has returned to training after passing a medical exam as he continues his recovery from a fractured vertebra.
Neymar's back was injured in a collision with Colombian defender Juan Camilo Zuniga during the World Cup quarterfinals last month.
The Brazilian striker trained away from his teammates on Tuesday after being examined by team doctors.
Barcelona say Neymar's progress will determine when he rejoins the team for regular training.
Barcelona also welcomed back Argentine forward Lionel Messi on Tuesday after a standard medical exam as he begins his preseason preparations ahead of the start of the season.
The Catalan club host Elche on Aug. 24 in the opening match of La Liga.