Injured Neymar Out Of World Cup

Brazil forward Neymar has been ruled out of the World Cup with a broken bone in his back sustained in the 2-1 quarter-final win over Colombia.
He fractured a vertebra in his spine when kneed in the back by Juan Zuniga in a challenge that went unpunished.
“Neymar is a huge loss but it opens up a chance for someone else and I would expect Chelsea forward Willian to get his opportunity now.”
Neymar, 22, was in tears when he was carried off on a stretcher before being taken to hospital in Fortaleza.
Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said: “Neymar was going to be hunted. For three matches that has been happening.”
Team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar told Brazil’s SportTV: “Unfortunately, he’s not going to be able to play. He is very, very sad.
“It’s not serious in the sense that it doesn’t need surgery, but he’ll need to immobilise it to recover.”


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