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Without an official medical prognosis, the alarms went off in Brazil during the match against Serbia in the debut in Qatar 2022. Although the five-time champion won without complications with a double from Richarlison, what is worrying is the Neymar’s ankle injury that could leave him out of the rest of the World Cup.
What happened to Neymar? Injury
At minute 80, the PSG player came out of exchange and Antony entered in his place. The move was made as a precautionary measure after Ney was brought down by Nikola Milenković. The Brazilian immediately complained of a blow to the right ankle and the medical staff of his selection ordered his leaving the field of play without studs or socks.
While the doctors analyzed the striker on the bench, The transmission cameras captured a sore Neymarcovering his face with the Scratch shirt to try not to show something worrying, but the truth is that the problem is more serious than they initially thought.
“We will have to wait for its evolution in the next 24 hours to definitively determine the extent of his injury and if he can continue in the World Cup“, were the words of Rodrigo Lasmar, doctor of the Brazilian National Team, who avoided giving any advance prognosis after the 2-0 win against Serbia.
Neymar’s injuries in World Cups
If the unwanted outcome is confirmed, this It would not be the first time that Neymar “leaves” Brazil in the middle of the World Cup due to a physical problem, since there is background of 2014 in his native country, when was knocked out in the match against Colombia after a charge from behind that sidelined him from the terrifying Semifinal against Germany.
Historically, Ney Jr. has suffered from many ankle problems and Qatar 2022 could have ended as soon as in the first match of the Scratch du Oro, which will surely draw on its abundant portfolio of players called in attack such as Antony, Rodrygo Goes or Gabriel Martinellisome of them joining the attack by Richarlison, Raphinha and Vinicius.