The PSG footballer received a hard tackle and left the pitch in the 80th minute with a visibly swollen ankle
The television image of Neymar’s ankle flexing after a tough challenge from a Serbian footballer and his withdrawal from the field in the 80th minute suggested it could be an injury of some significance. His gestures of pain and abandonment on the bench covered by his teammates set off all the alarms. A serious injury? Is the World Cup in danger? “We are concerned,” Rodrigo said in statements to Radio Marca at the end of the meeting. Suddenly they looked back in Brazil, to the 2014 World Cup, when Neymar received a very hard blow in the back from a Colombian footballer and had to leave the World Cup early.
The PSG attacker was very active last night and was closely watched by the Serbian defense, who repeatedly fouled the footballer. In principle, it would be a sprained ankle, but in the absence of corroborating evidence, the severity is unknown. All that is certain at this point is that Brazil is holding its breath awaiting news on whether or not the continuity of the World Cup in Qatar is in jeopardy.
Source: La Verdad