The team doctor announced on Friday that Neymar will not play in Brazil’s next World Cup match against Switzerland because he injured his ankle ligament in the opening game against Serbia.
After Neymar being replaced in Thursday’s 2-0 win over Serbia, the Paris Saint-Germain forward was seen with a swollen ankle.
The 30-year-old had “ligament damage,” according to the doctor for the Brazilian football federation (CBF), Rodrigo Lasmar.
Danilo, a right back for Brazil, will also miss Monday’s match against Switzerland because of an injury to his ankle.
In a video released by the CBF, the doctor stated, “We will not have these two players for our next match, but they continue their treatment with the goal of recovering in time for the rest of the competition.”