2022 World Cup: Neymar ruled out of group stages with ankle injury

Neymar has been ruled out of Brazil’s subsequent two World Cup games after sustaining ligament harm in his proper ankle, says their workforce doctor.

The 30-year-old forward was changed within the eightieth minute of Thursday’s 2-0 win over Serbia after a heavy deal with from Nikola Milenkovic.

Neymar sat with his face lined whereas receiving treatment and photos confirmed his proper ankle was swollen.

Right-back Danilo will additionally miss the following two games with ankle harm.

Brazil face Switzerland of their second Group G game on Monday (16:00 GMT), before enjoying Cameroon subsequent Friday (19:00 BST).

“Neymar and Danilo went through a MRI on Friday afternoon and we found ligament damage in the ankle of both of them,” said Brazil workforce doctor Rodrigo Lasmar.

“It is important to be calm and evaluate day by day. The idea is to recover them for the rest of the competition.”

Speaking after the win against Serbia, Brazil head coach Tite said they have been “confident Neymar will continue playing in the World Cup” and that he “didn’t see he was injured – the capacity he has to overcome it tricked even me”.

The Paris St-Germain striker has suffered a number of injury issues with his proper foot over the previous few years.

He missed the 2019 Copa America after struggling torn ligaments in his proper ankle and was out for a number of weeks in 2021 with the same injury.

Neymar was fouled 9 instances throughout the game against Serbia, drawing 4 extra free-kicks than any other player at this year’s World Cup to date.

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