Brazil crew physician says talisman Neymar and dependable defender Danilo face a race to be match for the final 16 spherical.
Neymar will miss Brazil’s remaining two World Cup group video games and faces a struggle to be match for the knockout stage after sustaining an harm in Thursday’s 2-0 win over Serbia, the crew physician has stated.
Brazil high Group G and subsequent will face Switzerland and Cameroon. The crew’s physician stated that talisman Neymar and ever-reliable full-back Danilo would solely miss the Swiss sport.
“Neymar and Danilo went via an MRI on Friday afternoon and we discovered ligament injury within the ankle of each of them,” Rodrigo Lasmar stated in a press release shared by the Brazilian Soccer Confederation (CBF) on Friday.
“They’ll miss the subsequent sport for certain, and we shall be cautious as they may bear therapy to be able to attempt to get them in form to allow them to play once more within the World Cup.”
Neymar has had issues together with his proper foot and ankle for a number of years and seemed distraught when he left the pitch late in Thursday’s match.
Within the 2014 World Cup, he suffered a again harm within the quarter-final victory over Colombia, ruling him out of the 7-1 semifinal defeat by Germany.
At Russia 2018, accidents once more hampered his dream of profitable the World Cup. Early in 2018, Neymar suffered a sprained proper ankle that affected the fifth metatarsal in his foot.
He missed 16 video games for Paris St Germain on the finish of the 2018-19 home season and was by no means totally match as he performed via ache for Brazil in Russia till they have been knocked out by Belgium within the quarter-finals.
The ahead suffered related accidents in 2019 and once more final 12 months.
His substitute needs to be Actual Madrid prodigy Rodrygo. Nonetheless, the largest query mark is concerning Danilo’s substitute, as 39-year-old veteran Dani Alves is the one right-back accessible.
The previous Barcelona man performed his final sport for Mexican facet UNAM Pumas in September and sustained a knee harm that has been troubling him since.
Brazil coach Tite examined Actual Madrid centre-back Eder Militao as a full-back of their pleasant match in opposition to Ghana and might be another choice together with Liverpool midfielder Fabinho, who additionally has performed as a right-back earlier than.
Winger Antony and midfielder Lucas Paqueta are each sick and will additionally miss the match in opposition to Switzerland on Monday.