Neymar returns to team practice with Barcelona

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Neymar returns to team practice with Barcelona
Brazil's soccer player Neymar waves for the media during a press conference at a hotel in Tokyo, Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
From left, Brazil's Hulk, Neymar and Dani Alves wait for the start of the World Cup third-place soccer match between Brazil and the Netherlands at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Brazil's Neymar wipes a tear during a press conference at the Granja Comary training center in Teresopolis, Brazil, Thursday, July 10, 2014. The Brazilian soccer star is back on his feet after suffering a broken vertebrae during a World Cup soccer match against Colombia. Brazil will be disputing a third place finish, without its star on Saturday. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Brazil's Neymar, center, screams out after being fouled during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Brazil's Neymar grimaces in pain after getting injured during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Fabrizio Bensch, pool)
Brazil's Neymar is carried away on a stretcher during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Fabrizio Bensch, pool)
Brazil's Neymar grimaces in pain during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Fabrizio Bensch, pool)
Brazil's Neymar is taken away on a stretcher after being injured during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Brazil's Neymar, left, cries in pain after making contact with Colombia's Mario Yepes during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Brazil's Neymar holds his ankle during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Brazil's Neymar is carried away after getting injured during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Fabrizio Bensch, pool)
Brazil's Neymar is airborne after colliding with Colombia's Mario Yepes during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Brazil's Neymar is carried off the pitch after suffering an injury during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Neymar has returned to team training with Barcelona for the first time since fracturing a vertebra in his back at the World Cup.

Barcelona says Neymar completed his first full training session with the rest of the team on Wednesday, although he has not yet been cleared by team doctors to play games.

The Brazil star hurt his back in a collision with a Colombian defender during the World Cup quarterfinals last month, ruling him out of the rest of the competition. Without him, Brazil lost 7-1 to Germany in the semifinals.

Barcelona hosts Elche on Aug. 24 in the opening match of the Spanish league season.

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