The star of the Brazilian national team, Neymar, suffered an injury to his right ankle, as he left the stadium limping, in the match that his country won over Serbia 2-0 in the World Cup Qatar 2022. Later, the Brazilian team doctor, Rodrigo Lazmar, revealed that there was a sprain in the ankle, where Neymar would undergo surgery. X-rays after 24 hours. He explained, “We have to wait between 24 and 48 hours to make another assessment” of the seriousness of this injury and the possibility of his absence.
The injury caused great panic among the Brazilian public, especially in light of the great bet on Neymar to lead the “samba” to the world crown. While on the bench, the French Paris Saint-Germain player took off the shoe from his right foot and removed his sock and shin guard, and in the pictures taken by Agence France-Presse photographers, a swelling the size of an egg appeared at the bottom of his foot. Then Neymar appeared to be limping back to the dressing room.
Neymar has a long history of injuries, specifically to his right ankle in 2019, which at that time kept him from participating in the Copa America. He also suffered a severe back injury in the quarter-final match of the 2014 World Cup against Colombia, which prevented him from completing the campaign in the version hosted by Brazil.
Neymar appeared very active in the match that was held at Lusail Stadium, where the final match will be held on December 18, and he was one of the most prominent players of the Brazilian national team until his exit in the 80th minute. The Brazilian national team, aspiring to win the World Cup for the sixth time, faces its Swiss counterpart next Monday.
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