Neymar will miss Brazil’s next World Cup game against Switzerland and may not play in the grup stage at all, after he suffered ankle ligament damage in his country’s opening win against Serbia, the team doctor said on Friday.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward was seen with a swollen ankle after being substituted during the 2-0 win against Serbia and doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said in a video he had suffered “lateral ligament damage”.
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Aart from Neymar, Danilo too will miss Brazil’s remaining World Cup group games against Switzerland and Cameroon after sustaining injury in their opening 2-0 victory over Serbia.
“Neymar and Danilo went through a MRI on Friday afternoon and we found ligament damage in the ankle of both of them,” he told reporters. “They will miss the next game for sure and we will be cautious as they will undergo treatment in order to try to get them in shape so they can play again in the World Cup.”
(With iputs from Agencies)
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