Earlier than the world requested about Neymar Jr’s ankle harm, Brazil physician Rodrigo Lasmar supplied an replace. That it will want 24 to 48 hours earlier than the extent could possibly be correctly assessed, he mentioned. “For now, we’re not an MRI,” Lasmar mentioned after Brazil beat Serbia 2-0 at Lusail Stadium in on Thursday.
There was a “direct trauma” resulting in a sprain on his proper ankle, mentioned Lasmar, following a knock from the knee Serbia’s Nikola Milenkovic. The employees instantly began ice remedy, he mentioned.
It was one of many 9 fouls on the Brazil star. There have been 4 free-kicks that Neymar gained main him being probably the most fouled participant on this version regardless that he has performed solely 79 minutes within the competitors.
Neymar, mentioned head coach Tite, performed for 11 minutes with the harm “to assist the group”, an effort he termed was “exceptional.” Tite mentioned he didn’t know that Neymar was harm and realised he was in ache solely when the participant set the transfer for the second play with a go that discovered Vinicius Jr.
Requested a couple of attainable alternative, Tite mentioned he was “assured” that Neymar would proceed within the World Cup. That may reassure Brazil, a rustic of 200 million, which missed Neymar resulting from an harm after the quarter-final of the 2014 finals.
Richarlison, who scored a brace in Thursday’s 2-0 win towards Serbia, mentioned he couldn’t communicate to Neymar as a result of he needed to go for a dope take a look at. “However as soon as again, I’ll name him. I’ll inform him to place quite a lot of ice and prepare as a result of we want him to be 100%. I’ll inform him to watch out.”