Neymar posts picture revealing swollen face as Barcelona star struggles with mumps

Brazil star expected to be out for around two weeks

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Barcelona star Neymar is almost unrecognisable in a picture that shows swelling from the mumps.

The Brazilian winger is expected to be out for around two weeks after coming down with the viral disease that causes painful swelling in the parotid glands.

The image appeared on a friend's instagram page - they too have the disease, it seems.

Neymar, 23, missed the 5-4 Uefa Super cup win over Sevilla on Tuesday night, a game where Premier League target Pedro came on to score the winner.

Club and national team-mate Dani Alves seemingly had no sympathy for Neymar's illness.

"He is a kid, see what I told you? At the end of the day, those are things that happen to a kid," the right-back jokingly told reporters.

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