Neymar injures right ankle during Brazil’s World Cup win
Neymar sat crying on the bench and later left the stadium limping with a swollen right ankle after Brazil’s 2-0 victory over Serbia at the World Cup.
Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said Neymar sprained his ankle.
“We put ice on it while he was on the bench and then in physiotherapy,” Lasmar said on Thursday.
“There is no test scheduled for now but we will schedule it if needed. He will be under observation. We will know more tomorrow,” he added.
“I didn’t even see that he had been injured. He just kept playing.” Neymar was in tears on the bench as doctors began treating him in the final minutes of the game at Lusail Stadium. He pulled his shirt over his head as doctors taped ice around his foot. He went into the locker room limping, and also limped as he left the stadium without speaking to reporters.
“The most important thing for us it to have him at 100 per cent for the next match,” said Brazil striker Richarlison, who scored both goals on Thursday, including one after a buildup started by Neymar.
“When I get to the hotel, I’m going to go and see how he is doing,” Richarlison added.