Neymar To Miss Rest Of World Cup Group Stage With Injury

Brazilian star, Neymar.

Neymar will miss Brazil’s remaining two World Cup group games and faces a fight to be fit for the knockout stage after sustaining an injury in Thursday’s 2-0 win over Serbia, the team doctor has said.

Brazil top Group G and next will face Switzerland and Cameroon. The team’s doctor said that talisman Neymar and ever-reliable full-back Danilo would only miss the Swiss game.

“Neymar and Danilo went through an MRI on Friday afternoon and we found ligament damage in the ankle of both of them,” Rodrigo Lasmar said in a statement shared by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on Friday.

“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.”

Neymar has had problems with his right foot and ankle for several years and looked distraught when he left the pitch late in Thursday’s match.

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