Neymar injury update with Brazil hopeful he WILL play again in World Cup knockouts but could miss rest of group games

NEYMAR will play again at the World Cup, according to reports.

The Brazil star was taken off with an ankle injury against Serbia following a tackle by Nikola Milenkovic.

Neymar suffered an ankle injury against Serbia


Neymar suffered an ankle injury against SerbiaCredit: Getty
Neymar looked upset as physios attended to his injury


Neymar looked upset as physios attended to his injuryCredit: Getty
Neymar's right ankle was badly swollen


Neymar’s right ankle was badly swollenCredit: Reuters
The Brazil talisman limped as he left the stadium


The Brazil talisman limped as he left the stadiumCredit: Twitter @njnews10

Neymar initially continued before being substituted but he looked distraught on the bench as physios attended to him.

The forward broke down into tears and covered his face with his shirt, fearing the injury was a serious one.

Brazil fears were worsened when Neymar limped out of the stadium with a badly swollen ankle.

The team doctor could not estimate the seriousness of the injury but according to Spanish outlet Sport the problem is not as bad as first feared.

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Neymar is set to miss Brazil’s next game against Switzerland.

And if Tite’s side win he will reportedly not be risked for the final group game against Cameroon.

But if Brazil progress the Paris Saint-Germain star could be back for their second round clash, which could take place on December 5.

Brazil’s team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said of the injury: “Neymar has a right ankle trauma.

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“Due to the impact that he had with the knee of the Serbia player, we immediately started the treatment when he was on the bench.

“We need to wait 24 to 48 hours to have a better assessment.”

Defender Danilo is also set to miss out on Brazil’s remaining group games after landing awkwardly on his ankle late on.

He told press that the injury was not serious but a scan shows the problem is worse than initially thought, and that means veteran Dani Alves could be welcomed into the team.