LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Neymar sat crying on the bench and later left the stadium limping with a swollen proper ankle after Brazil’s 2-0 victory over Serbia on the World Cup on Thursday.
Brazil workforce physician Rodrigo Lasmar stated Neymar sprained his ankle.
“We put ice on it whereas he was on the bench after which in physiotherapy,” Lasmar stated. “There isn’t any check scheduled for now however we are going to schedule it if wanted. He might be below statement. We are going to know extra tomorrow.”
Brazil coach Tite stated he was “assured that Neymar will proceed taking part in on the World Cup,” however Lasmar stated it was too early to touch upon the extent of the harm.
Neymar was additionally injured on the 2014 World Cup. Enjoying at house in Brazil, his event ended with a again harm within the quarterfinals in opposition to Colombia when he needed to be taken off the sphere on a stretcher. Brazil ended up dropping to Germany 7-1 within the semifinals.
Neymar, who was fouled 9 instances within the match in opposition to Serbia, acquired injured within the second half and was substituted within the 79th minute. Tite stated he stayed on the sphere for 11 minutes earlier than asking to get replaced.
“He overcame the harm as a result of the workforce wanted him,” Tite stated. “I didn’t even see that he had been injured. He simply stored taking part in.”
Neymar was in tears on the bench as docs started treating him within the remaining minutes of the sport at Lusail Stadium. He pulled his shirt over his head as docs taped ice round his foot. He went into the locker room limping, and in addition limped as he left the stadium with out talking to reporters.
“An important factor for us it to have him at 100% for the following match,” stated Brazil striker Richarlison, who scored each targets on Thursday, together with one after a buildup began by Neymar. “After I get to the lodge I’m going to go and see how he’s doing.”
Neymar was tackled exhausting a couple of instances through the match and was limping and grimacing earlier than having to go away the sphere. He was probably the most fouled participant on the sphere.
The 30-year-old Neymar has but to win a significant title with the nationwide workforce. He helped the “Seleção” win the 2013 Confederations Cup and its first Olympic gold medal on the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Video games.
With 75 targets for the nationwide workforce, he’s two shy of Pelé’s scoring report.
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