Neymar will miss Brazil’s next World Cup game against Switzerland on Monday after he suffered ankle ligament damage in his country’s opening win against Serbia, the team doctor said on Friday.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward was seen with a swollen ankle after being substituted during the 2-0 win against Serbia and doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said in a video he had suffered “lateral ligament damage”.
The doctor for the Brazilian football federation, Rodrigo Lasmar, said the 30-year-old had suffered “ligament damage”.
Brazil right-back Danilo will also miss Monday’s match against Switzerland with an ankle strain.
“We will not have these two players for our next match but they continue their treatment with the aim of recovering in time for the rest of the competition,” the doctor said in a video released by the CBF.