Due to a knee injury, he sustained during last night’s loss to Cameroon, Gabriel Jesus will not participate in Brazil’s World Cup campaign going forward.
The 25-year-old, who started the game in Richarlison’s place for Tottenham, had a depressing night as his goalless streak for club and country now stands at 14 games.
After the game, Jesus complained of pain in his right knee, an area that has previously given him a lot of trouble.
Jesus underwent medical testing this morning, and as a result, Globo Esporte reports that it has been decided that he won’t participate in the competition again.
Since moving to the Emirates Stadium, the former Manchester City forward has had a reviving effect on Arsenal’s attack. Thankfully for Mikel Arteta, the absence of his star summer signing is unlikely to be prolonged.
Jesus is reportedly aiming for a return in early January. Arsenal will play West Ham in Premier League action on Boxing Day, which is likely too soon for Jesus.
Due to a knee injury he also sustained against Cameroon, Alex Telles of Manchester United, who is currently on loan at Sevilla, will also miss Brazil’s knockout rounds.
Telles’ setback is said to be more severe than Jesus’; he had to leave the field of play in tears last night and will probably need surgery.
While Neymar hasn’t played since suffering an ankle injury in Brazil’s opening match against Serbia, the team continues to worry about his health.
The head coach Tite had hoped that his star player would be back in time for the round of 16, but the likelihood of the PSG star playing against South Korea appears to be dwindling.
Team physician Rodrigo Lasmar gave an update on Neymar and left-back Alex Sandro’s health following the match against Cameroon.
According to Lasmar, we believe we have time on our hands and there is a possibility regarding Neymar and Alex Sandro.