Neymar Junior’s 2022 World Cup campaign could reportedly be over. The Brazil talisman continues with his recovery from an ankle injury.
The Brazil talisman will miss his nation’s last group game against Cameroon, a game which they will look to win to seal top spot in Group G.
Neymar was expected to lead his country to World Cup glory for the first time in 20 years. Against Serbia, the Paris Saint-Germain star was given little time and space and was fouled almost ten times, according to the Athletic.[ruby_related heading=”More Read” total=5 layout=1]
Some fans urged officials to protect stars like Neymar, or else they will seriously get injured.
Brazil will face Portugal, Ghana, South Korea or Uruguay in the last 16. The Samba Boys were hoping to get their star back before the start of the knockout round, but it seems it has come too soon for him.
The injury suffered by Neymar is worse than previously imagined. He was diagnosed with an ankle sprain, but it seems he could have damaged ligaments too.
If his ankle ligaments are damaged, Neymar will have to be on the sidelines for about three weeks, and could probably return in time for the final on December 18.
The former Barcelona man has not started serious weight training and has been confined to rehab in the pool. Since the injury, Neymar has been under observation from team doctors and has received therapy.
Brazil is vowing not to risk injury to players in their final group match against Cameroon. With little to play for in their final World Cup group game, Brazil will likely ring in changes for the match.
With the injury to Neymar still dominating headlines, Selecao coach Tite wouldn’t want to lose any more players before the knockout stages.
Real Madrid’s Rodrygo and Arsenal’s Gabriel Martinelli could be handed their first starts of the tournament, while veteran defender Dani Alves is also expected to star from the front.