2022-11-24 22:15:00

Neymar injury: Brazil forward awaits scan on injured ankle after limping off in World Cup opener vs Serbia

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By Sam Blitz

Brazil will find out the extent of Neymar's ankle injury within the next 48 hours after the forward limped out of their 2-0 win over Serbia on Thursday night.

The five-time World Cup winners ran out comfortable winners thanks to Richarlison's second-half double but the victory was marred by Neymar coming off injured with 10 minutes to go.

Neymar picked up an ankle problem following a challenge by Nikola Milenkovic and carried on for 11 minutes, before being withdrawn for Antony after going down off the ball.

The 30-year-old had ice taped to the injured area of his right ankle and looked in discomfort as he had to be consoled by some members of the Selecao bench.

Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar joined manager Tite in the post-match press conference and confirmed Neymar will have a scan on his ankle.

Neymar had an injury on the right ankle, direct trauma, said Lasmar. Due to the shock that he had with the knee of the Serbian player, we started immediately the treatment on the bench. He continued with the treatment with the physiotherapy.

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