Brazil playmaker Neymar may miss his side’s next two matches following an injury sustained on Thursday in their 2-0 win over Serbia.
Neymar sprained his right ankle in the second half of the game in Lusail. He was in tears while sitting on the bench and after the match limped off the field on his way to the locker room.
The Brazilian national team doctor, Rodrigo Lasmar, has now hinted that they will need 24-48 hours to find out the extent of the injury suffered by Neymar Jr. against Serbia, although it has already been leaked by the player’s camp that it is not a serious injury.
Although the exact diagnosis is still unknown. “He will continue at the World Cup,” coach Tite assured after the 2-0 win on Thursday.
What is the plan now then? Well, for the Paris Saint-Germain star to rest in the second match of the group stage against Switzerland (November 28) and, if Brazil win, he will not play a single minute in the third match against Cameroon (December 2), either, to be 100% for the last 16.
If they win the group, they will not play until December 5, more than enough time for him to recover for the final phase of the World Cup.