Neymar harm: Brazil ahead awaits scan on injured ankle after limping off in World Cup opener vs Serbia | Soccer Information

Brazil will discover out the extent of Neymar’s ankle harm inside the subsequent 48 hours after the ahead limped out of their 2-0 win over Serbia on Thursday night time.

The five-time World Cup winners ran out snug winners because of Richarlison’s second-half double however the victory was marred by Neymar coming off injured with 10 minutes to go.

Neymar picked up an ankle drawback following a problem by Nikola Milenkovic and carried on for 11 minutes, earlier than being withdrawn for Antony after happening off the ball.

The 30-year-old had ice taped to the injured space of his proper ankle and seemed in discomfort as he needed to be consoled by some members of the Selecao bench.

Neymar put his head in his hands underneath his shirt after coming off
Neymar put his head in his palms beneath his shirt after coming off

Neymar looked upset as he limped off with an ankle problem
Neymar seemed upset after he limped off with an ankle drawback

Brazil crew physician Rodrigo Lasmar joined supervisor Tite within the post-match press convention and confirmed Neymar may have a scan on his ankle.

“Neymar had an harm on the best ankle, direct trauma,” stated Lasmar. “As a result of shock that he had with the knee of the Serbian participant, we began instantly the therapy on the bench. He continued with the therapy with the physiotherapy.

“We want 24-48 hours to have a greater understanding by the MRI. Tomorrow we may have a brand new evaluation. Now we have to wait, we can not make any untimely feedback on his evolution. We have to wait.

Neymar looks at his injured ankle after coming off the pitch
Neymar seems to be at his injured ankle after coming off the pitch

“He stayed 11 minutes on the pitch after his harm up till the purpose he might not proceed.”

After the crew physician had left the press convention, Brazil supervisor Tite remained assured his star ahead will play on this event once more.

“Neymar, he felt this ache all through the sport,” he stated. “However he determined to remain on the pitch to assist the crew. It is exceptional that he might bear this ache whereas the crew is enjoying.

“You possibly can make sure that Neymar will play within the World Cup. He’ll play within the Cup.”

“Crucial factor for us it to have him at 100% for the subsequent match,” stated two-goal Brazil hero Richarlison, considered one of which was arrange by Neymar. “After I get to the lodge I’ll go and see how he’s doing.”

Brazil’s remaining World Cup group-stage fixtures

Monday November 28: Brazil vs Switzerland (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 4pm)

Friday December 2: Cameroon vs Brazil (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 7pm)

Evaluation: Neymar harm overshadows Brazil win

Neymar asks supporters for more noise in Brazil's World Cup opener against Serbia
Neymar asks supporters for extra noise in Brazil’s World Cup opener towards Serbia

Sky Sports activities soccer options author Adam Bate:

“This World Cup was alleged to be Neymar’s redemption track after two failed tilts on the trophy. That is prone to be his final probability and he got here into the event in spectacular type for Paris Saint-Germain. Now harm might put paid to his plans.

“The sight of him slumped on the bench after being substituted and the photographs which have emerged of his swollen ankle are alarming. Even with 11 days till Brazil’s doubtless round-of-16 tie, there may be little time for Neymar to get well and present his finest type.

“Brazil produce other attacking choices, although most are extra suited to the vast positions than the No 10 position that Neymar has made his personal. However that is in regards to the particular person as a lot as what Tite does subsequent. A career-defining event is in peril of getting away from him.”

‘Neymar is within the type of his life’

Sky Sports activities’ Micah Richards chatting with the BBC:

“Now we have talked about Neymar and this being his competitors. He is within the type of his life this season and it’s a fear when he goes down like that.

“Let’s hope it isn’t too critical – you don’t need your important man injured particularly within the first sport.”

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