The seriousness of the injury is not yet known: Dr.

Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lassmar said Neymar had sprained his right ankle. However, he did not say whether he would be available to play in the team’s next match against Switzerland on Monday. He said, ‘We have used ice on his sore spot in the dugout and then during physiotherapy. The seriousness of the injury is not yet known. It will be under observation.

Head coach expects Neymar to recover

Brazil coach Tite said he was confident Neymar would continue to play at the World Cup, but Lassmar said it was too early to comment on the seriousness of the injury. There are no plans to investigate it at the moment, but we will if needed. Neymar Jr., who was fouled nine times in the match against Serbia, went off injured in the second half and was replaced by another player in the 79th minute. Head coach Tite said that Neymar remained on the field for 11 minutes even after being injured.

 

Neymar was also injured in 2014

Neymar Jr. was also injured in the 2014 World Cup. In the quarter-finals against Colombia in the World Cup played in Brazil, he was ruled out of the tournament due to back pain. Brazil then suffered a 7–1 defeat against Germany in the semi-finals.