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Brazil’s star forward Neymar has also been ruled out of the team’s next group match at the World Cup due to a right ankle injury. Team doctor Rodrigo Lassemer confirmed this on Tuesday. Lassmer said he would not be fully fit until Friday’s match against Cameroon.
Neymar could not play in the last match against Switzerland as well and the team won and reached the last-16. Lassemer did not say whether Neymar would return to the field. Lassmer said Neymar also had a fever on Monday but is now under control. Neymar was hurt during the match against Serbia.
Neymar was seen with a swollen ankle after being substituted during a 2–0 win against Serbia. Rodrigo Lassmar, the doctor of the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF), then said that Neymar had suffered a ligament injury.
“We will not have these two players for the next match, but they will continue their treatment with the aim of recovering in time for the rest of the competition,” the doctor said in a video released by the CBF. Richarlison scored both goals for Brazil in the match against Serbia. He scored two goals in nine minutes to give his team a decisive lead. At the same time, Casemiro led the team to victory against Switzerland.
Neymar continued to play despite being injured
Neymar was injured in this match after colliding with Nikola Milenkovic, but even after this he continued to play for 10 minutes. After this, Antoine took his place in the field. Neymar was seen with a bandage on his leg after the match.