Neymar is working “24 hours a day” to attempt to get better from his ankle damage and play once more on the World Cup, Brazil teammate Marquinhos mentioned Sunday.
Neymar broken ligaments in his proper ankle within the crew’s 2-0 opening win over Serbia on Thursday and can miss the match towards Switzerland on Monday. He remained hopeful of recovering however crew medical doctors nonetheless haven’t given a timetable on his return — or mentioned if he’ll return in any respect.
“He’s sleeping in physiotherapy, 24 hours a day,” Marquinhos mentioned. “That exhibits how a lot he needs to be again with us. We don’t know when it’s going to occur, however we hope we can have him with us once more as quickly as attainable and in good well being mentally and bodily.”
Brazil coach Tite mentioned he needed to “power” Neymar and proper again Danilo — who can also be injured — to cease their remedy on Sunday and go be with teammates on the final coaching earlier than the match towards Switzerland. Tite mentioned after the match towards Serbia, Neymar was in physiotherapy till 5 – 6 within the morning.
Neymar had mentioned Saturday on Instagram that he was “positive” he would “have an opportunity to return.” He posted photographs of his ankle nonetheless trying very swollen.
Marquinhos mentioned Neymar had been feeling down after the damage however was getting extra upbeat.
“I see him very effectively and assured about returning,” the defender mentioned forward of the match towards Switzerland. “He’s very centered on coming again.”
Tite remained optimistic in regards to the return of each Neymar and Danilo, who sprained his ankle towards Serbia.
“I’m not a physician, I’m not an knowledgeable,” Tite mentioned. “However I nonetheless consider that Neymar and Danilo will play within the World Cup. I believe we are going to nonetheless be capable of use them.”
Tite has loads of choices to fill in for Neymar however admitted it’s exhausting to exchange the expertise of a participant like him.
“These nice abilities can present up two or 3 times and make the distinction,” Tite mentioned. “And that’s what Neymar can do for us.”
The coach didn’t say who would substitute Neymar or Danilo within the beginning lineup on Monday. The choices to exchange Danilo included Dani Alves or Éder Militão.
The 30-year-old Neymar is second on Brazil’s scoring checklist with 75 objectives, two behind Pelé’s report with the nationwide crew. He has but to win a serious title with Brazil.
Neymar needed to depart the 2014 World Cup in Brazil after hurting his again within the quarterfinals towards Colombia. He additionally missed the 2019 Copa América due to a proper ankle damage.
Brazil, searching for its first World Cup title in 20 years, faces Cameroon in its final Group G match. The crew can attain the spherical of 16 with a win on Monday if Cameroon doesn’t defeat Serbia within the different group match.