Neymar will miss Brazil’s second World Cup match however will stay with the squad present process therapy for his ankle damage, the workforce physician stated Friday.
Rodrigo Lasmar stated exams performed on his proper ankle confirmed that Neymar has a ligament damage and won’t be match to play towards Switzerland on Monday.
“It’s essential to stay calm, an analysis might be performed every day so we will have extra info and take essentially the most applicable selections,” Lasmar stated, including that “the purpose is to have him get better” in time to nonetheless play within the event.
Lasmar didn’t give a timetable for Neymar’s restoration. He stated the state of affairs of defender Danilo, who has a left ankle damage, was much like Neymar’s and he would additionally miss the sport towards Switzerland. Neymar was receiving therapy on the workforce’s lodge Friday after getting injured within the 2-0 win towards Serbia in Brazil’s opener.
The Paris Saint-Germain striker sprained his ankle within the second half of a bruising match towards Serbia on Thursday. He was in tears whereas sitting on the bench with ice round his ankle and limped off the sector on his strategy to the locker room.
“Tough sport, nevertheless it was essential to win,” Neymar stated on his social media accounts not lengthy after he left Lusail Stadium with out speaking to the media. “Congratulations workforce, first step taken. Six extra to go.”
In an Instagram story after the match, Neymar posted a textual content that talked about the necessity to “have religion.”
“It’s about believing that every thing might be OK regardless of the chaos. It’s the understanding that one of the best is but to come back. It’s understanding that every thing has its personal timing,” the textual content stated.
Brazil coach Tite had already expressed optimism about Neymar’s situation.
“You may ensure that Neymar will nonetheless play on this World Cup,” he stated after the match. “I’m sure about that.”
Neymar was substituted within the 79th minute, about 10 minutes after hurting his ankle whereas being tackled by Serbia defender Nikola Milenković. Neymar had already been tackled many occasions earlier than throughout the match, and was seen grimacing and limping a couple of different events. He was fouled 9 occasions, essentially the most of all World Cup gamers after the primary spherical of matches within the group stage.
“We’ll stay upbeat, it’s the attribute of this workforce,” Brazil goalkeeper Alisson stated. “These hostile circumstances will solely make the group stronger.”
The five-time world champions finish their group-stage marketing campaign towards Cameroon on Dec. 2. Brazil leads Group G together with Switzerland, which opened with a win towards Cameroon. If Neymar can’t play, his substitute would seemingly be Rodrygo, who got here in as a second-half substitute towards Serbia on Thursday.
The 30-year-old Neymar was additionally damage on the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, when his event ended with a again damage within the quarterfinals towards Colombia. He needed to be taken off the sector on a stretcher, and Brazil ended up dropping to Germany 7-1 within the semifinals.
Neymar’s proper foot has brought about him issues previously, being among the many sequence of accidents he suffered because the 2018 World Cup in Russia. One other proper ankle sprain led him to overlook the 2019 Copa América that Brazil gained.