Neymar’s injury sparks alarm in Brazil
Brazil national team star Neymar suffered a right ankle injury while limping as he walked out of the stadium in his country’s 2-0 win over Serbia at the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Later treated, Brazil team doctor , Rodrigo Lazmar, announced that there was a sprain in his ankle which Neymar would be operated on. X-rays after 24 hours. He explained: “We will have to wait between 24 and 48 hours to make a further assessment of the seriousness of this injury and the possibility of his absence.
The injury caused a lot of panic among the Brazilian public, especially given the big bet on Neymar to lead the “Samba” to the World Cup crown. While sitting on the bench, the Paris Saint-Germain French player pulled the boot off his right foot and removed his sock and shin guard, and swelling appeared in the pictures taken by photographers from Agence France-Presse the size of an egg at the bottom of his foot. Then Neymar seemed to hobble back to the dressing room.
Neymar has a long history of injuries, most notably to his right ankle in 2019, which kept him from participating in the Copa America at the time. Also, he suffered a serious back injury in the 2014 World Cup quarter-finals match against Colombia, which prevented him from completing the campaign in the Brazil-hosted version.
Neymar showed great activity in the match at the Lusail Stadium, where the final will be played on December 18, and was one of the most prominent players in the Brazilian national team until his 80th-minute exit. The team that won the world title for the sixth time is aiming for, meets his Swiss counterpart next Monday.
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