World Cup 2022: Neymar to miss Brazil’s next two group games with ankle injury

Neymar took off his shoe to show severe swelling in his right ankle after being substituted towards the end of Brazil’s victory over Serbia.
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Neymar has been ruled out of Brazil’s next two World Cup matches after suffering ligament damage in his right ankle, the team doctor said.

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Neymar sat with his face covered while receiving treatment, and the pictures showed swelling of his right ankle.

Right back Danilo will also miss the next two matches with an ankle injury.

Brazil Face Switzerland In their second match in Group G on Monday (16:00 GMT) before playing Cameroon Next Friday (19:00 GMT).

“Neymar and Danilo underwent an MRI on Friday afternoon and we found damage to the ligaments in their ankles,” Rodrigo Lasmar, Brazil’s national team doctor, said.

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“It’s important to be calm and stay put day in and day out. The idea is to get her back for the rest of the competition.”

Speaking after winning vs SerbiaBrazil coach Tite said they were “confident that Neymar will continue to play in the World Cup” and that he “didn’t see that he was injured – the ability to beat him fooled me”.

The Paris Saint-Germain striker has suffered a number of injuries to his right foot over the past few years.

He missed the 2019 Copa America after rupturing the ligaments in his right ankle and was out for several weeks in 2021 with a similar injury.

Neymar was fouled nine times during the match against Serbia, drawing four free kicks more than any other player at this year’s World Cup so far.

Neymar crying on the bench in Brazil
It seemed that Neymar was crying on the bench in Brazil after being substituted against Serbia

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