Neymar sends injury scare through Brazil camp

Neymar appeared to suffer a knock to his right foot while disputing a ball with fellow forward Diego Tardelli at Brazil's Granja Comary training base here on Monday, reports Xinhua news agency.

By Author   |   Published: 3rd Oct 2017   10:42 pm
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Brazil's Neymar stops to be checked by the doctors during a training session at the Granja Comary sport complex in Teresopolis, about 90 km from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on October 02, 2017. Brazil will face Bolivia on October 05 and Chile October 10 in South American qualifier for World Cup 2018. Photo: AFP.

Brazil: Neymar gave Brazil an injury scare ahead of their final 2018 World Cup qualifiers by limping off the pitch during a training session.

Neymar appeared to suffer a knock to his right foot while disputing a ball with fellow forward Diego Tardelli at Brazil’s Granja Comary training base here on Monday, reports Xinhua news agency.

Brazil team officials later played down the incident, saying the 25-year-old was not expected to last the entire session.

Just 16 players took part in Brazil training on Monday with eight others due to arrive after long-haul flights from Europe on Tuesday.

The five-time World Cup winners will play Bolivia in La Paz on Thursday and Chile in Sao Paulo five days later.

Brazil are already guaranteed a place in Russia next year and lead the South American zone’s CONMEBOL standings with 37 points from 16 matches.