NEYMAR will play again at the World Cup but looks set to miss Brazil’s next group game at least, according to reports.
The Brazil star was taken off with an ankle injury against Serbia following a tackle by Nikola Milenkovic.
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Neymar initially continued before being substituted but he looked distraught on the bench as physios attended to him.
The forward broke down into tears and covered his face with his shirt, fearing the injury was a serious one.
Brazil fears were worsened when Neymar limped out of the stadium with a badly swollen ankle.
The team doctor could not estimate the seriousness of the injury but according to Spanish outlet Sport the problem is not as bad as first feared.
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Neymar is set to miss Brazil’s next game against Switzerland.
And if Tite’s side win he will reportedly not be risked for the final group game against Cameroon.
But if Brazil progress the Paris Saint-Germain star could be back for their second round clash, which could take place on December 5.
Brazil’s team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said of the injury: “Neymar has a right ankle trauma.
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“Due to the impact that he had with the knee of the Serbia player, we immediately started the treatment when he was on the bench.
“We need to wait 24 to 48 hours to have a better assessment.”
Discussing the condition of Neymar and Danilo, who landing awkwardly on his ankle late on, he added: “We can already say that we will not have the two players for the next game, but they remain in treatment with our objective of trying to recover in time for this competition.”
He told press that the injury was not serious but a scan shows the problem is worse than initially thought, and that means veteran Dani Alves could be welcomed into the team.