While receiving treatment for an ankle that he appeared to roll under a challenge earlier in the game, Neymar watched the final 10 minutes of Brazil’s victory as they easily defeated Serbia while standing on the sidelines with his face hidden under his shirt.
After their 2-0 World Cup victory over Serbia, Brazil must wait in suspense to learn the extent of Neymar’s injury.
Brazil has a perfect start in Group G thanks to Richarlison’s two goals, but Neymar’s injury in the second half may mean that the South American nation will be without their talisman.
The 30-year-old, who was called for nine fouls throughout the contest, sprained his right ankle but continued to play for another 12 minutes before being forced to leave the field.
Neymar was seen crying while receiving medical attention from physios and was comforted by his Brazil teammates as he sat on the bench.
Pitchside photographers were able to capture the forward’s right ankle swelling right away as he made his way to the Brazil team’s locker room. Neymar was also seen visibly limping.
Neymar is currently battling for fitness to play in Brazil’s Group G match against Switzerland on Monday.
After the game, the team doctor for Brazil confirmed that Neymar had sprained his ankle and that it would take 24 to 48 hours to determine the full extent of the damage.
The right ankle of the player from Brazil has just been sprained and is already slightly swollen, according to team physician Rodrigo Lasmar.
Watching for his reaction is crucial. Considering that the treatment has already begun, we must remain composed and patient.
When asked if Neymar’s World Cup was in jeopardy, Lasmar responded that it was too soon to make a judgment.
When asked about the gravity of Neymar’s injury, however, Brazil’s head coach Tite was more optimistic.
World Cup participation of Neymar is uncertain, according to Tite.