World Cup 2022: Neymar Shares Heartbreaking Photos of His Swollen Ankle After Horrific Injury vs Serbia

World Cup 2022: Neymar Shares Heartbreaking Photos of His Swollen Ankle After Horrific Injury vs Serbia

  • Neymar is set to miss Brazil's Group G World Cup matches against Cameroon and Switzerland through an injury
  • The star forward picked a nasty ankle injury during his side's tournament opener against Serbia last Thursday
  • The 30-year-old has since shared photos of his injured ankle, with the Paris Saint-Germain star using the opportunity to send his teammates an encouraging message
  • Neymar's World Cup journey with Brazil has always been punctuated with injuries, missing the 2014 semi-final with a fractured back

Brazilian star Neymar has taken to Instagram to give fans a glimpse of his horrific ankle injury picked during the World Cup.

Neymar had a nightmare start to his World Cup campaign with the Samba Boys as he was forced off in his side's Group G opener against Serbia with a nasty knock on Thursday, November 24.

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Neymar sits injured on the pitch during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group G match between Brazil and Serbia at Lusail Stadium. Photo by Lars Baron.
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Nikola Milenkovic was responsible for Neymar's injury, leaving the forward covering his face in anguish as he received treatment.

The 30-year-old has since been ruled out of Brazil's subsequent group-stage fixtures against Cameroon and Switzerland.

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While it still remains unclear when he will regain full fitness, the former Barcelona superstar has taken some time to share an update on his injury with fans.

An upbeat Neymar posted photos of his swollen ankle on his Insta stories, with one of the photos showing him in protective gear.

He captioned the post ‘Boraaaa!!!’, which translates to ‘Let’s go!’.

Meanwhile, this is not the first time the forward has picked injuries during crucial moments for Brazil.

The PSG ace suffered a back fracture in the run-up to Brazil's World Cup semi-final clash in 2014 and had fitness issues in the build-up to the 2018 tournament in Russia.

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The star forward has scored 75 goals for the national team and is just two goals shy of Pele's record of 77, which has him as Brazil's all-time top.

Neymar to miss group stages

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Brazil superstar Neymar Jr has been ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup group stages.

The five-time World Champions started their World Cup campaign in style after recording a 2-0 win over Serbia in a Group G clash on Thursday evening.

Two goals from Tottenham striker Richarlison, including a breathtaking overhead kick, ensured Tite’s side got off to a winning start.

Source: Sports Brief News