A heavy tackle in the World Cup match between Brazil and Serbia injured the 30-year-old forward’s right ankle.
As a result, in the 80th minute of the game against Serbia, the star footballer was forced to leave the field. He was replaced by Antony, a Manchester United winger, as Brazil won 2-0.
The MRI revealed ligament damage in his ankle, according to Brazil’s medical team. As a result, Neymar will be unable to play in Brazil’s next two games of the megaevent, effectively ruling him out of the tournament’s group stages.
It was dubbed “one of the most difficult moments of my career” by the star footballer. Furthermore, Danilo, Brazil’s right-back, suffered ankle ligament damage and has been ruled out of the next two games.
Brazil’s next two matches will be against Switzerland and Cameroon, with the goal of advancing to the knockout stage of the competition.
Neymar was fouled nine times in the 2-0 win over Serbia, making him the most fouled player in the first round of group matches.
In the 80th minute, the Paris Saint-Germain forward appeared to twist his ankle after a sliding challenge by Serbia defender Nikola Milenkovic.
The 30-year-old played for another 11 minutes before being replaced by Manchester United winger Antony.
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