That doesn’t look good for Neymar: Brazilian superstar shares photo of swollen foot | 2022 football world cup

Brazil impressed against Serbia (2-0), but Neymar’s (30) ankle injury left a bitter aftertaste. The star player is missing for the rest of the group stage. Meanwhile, heaven and earth are moved to get him fit as soon as possible. Neymar shared a nasty image of his now heavily swollen foot on Instagram.

It happened towards the end of the game when Brazil already had a reassuring 2-0 lead. Serbian defender Milenkovic pushed hard on Neymar’s right ankle, who lay down with a painful grimace and grabbed at the ankle.

After his substitution, Neymar could not hide his disappointment on the bench. It was soon feared for the rest of his tournament, because it is not the first time that his right ankle has troubled him. In 2019, the Brazilian had to miss the Copa América.



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Rodrigo Lasmar, the Brazilian team doctor, came to Rádio Itatiaia immediately after the match with a first update on Neymar’s injury. “He sprained his right ankle. It is currently swollen. It remains to be seen how he will react to that injury in the next 24 hours. It is currently too early to pass judgment.”

A day later, the same doctor came up with a new update. The anklets are hit: Neymar is missing against Switzerland on Monday. He also shared that Danilo suffered a sprain. “We will not have these two players for our next match, but they are continuing their treatment with the aim of recovering in time for the World Cup to continue,” he said in a video released by the Brazilian Football Federation.

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The Spanish newspaper ‘Marca’ states that Neymar may also be missing in the last group match against Cameroon. Because national coach Tite would not want to take any risks. This way Neymar can prepare for the eighth finals in peace. That will also be necessary, because the photo that the Brazilian posted on Instagram shows how his foot is now very swollen.

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“This is one of the most difficult moments in my career and it happens again at a World Cup,” Neymar previously posted on Instagram.

In 2014, he suffered a broken vertebrae at the World Cup in his own country in a quarter-final against Colombia. “I am injured and that is of course annoying. It will hurt, but I know there is a chance I will come back this tournament. I want to do it for my country, for my teammates and for myself. The pride and love I feel when I wear the Brazil shirt is inexplicable. Had God given me the chance to choose my native country, it would have been Brazil. Nothing in my life has been easy. I have always had to chase my goals and my dreams on my own. Nothing comes with ease. Waiting so long for this battle, to let the enemy take me out so easily? That never! I am a child of God and my faith is endless.”


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Neymar's sprained ankle.
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