Neymar continues ankle treatment in pool at FIFA World Cup

Neymar continued his physiotherapy in a pool at the team’s hotel along with right back Danilo, who also has an injured ankle. They were jogging and doing other exercises in the pool.

FILE PHOTO: Brazil doctors haven’t given a timetable on Neymar’s recovery, or said if he would return.

FILE PHOTO: Brazil doctors haven’t given a timetable on Neymar’s recovery, or said if he would return. | Photo Credit: GETTY IMAGES

Neymar continued his physiotherapy in a pool at the team’s hotel along with right back Danilo, who also has an injured ankle. They were jogging and doing other exercises in the pool.

Brazil forward Neymar was undergoing ankle treatment in a swimming pool on Wednesday to try to recover in time to play again at the FIFA World Cup.

Neymar continued his physiotherapy in a pool at the team’s hotel along with right back Danilo, who also has an injured ankle. They were jogging and doing other exercises in the pool.

Both players, along with left back Alex Sandro, aren’t available for the team’s final group match against Cameroon on Friday. Neymar and Danilo got hurt in the 2-0 win over Serbia last week. They missed the 1-0 win against Switzerland on Monday. Alex Sandro injured his left hip against Switzerland.

Brazil reached the round of 16 in advance with its win over Switzerland. A draw against Cameroon will be enough to give Brazil first place in Group G.

Brazil doctors haven’t given a timetable on Neymar’s recovery, or said if he would return.

The forward injured his back in the quarterfinal against Colombia during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and missed the rest of the tournament. He also missed the 2019 Copa América because of another right ankle injury.

The five-time champion hasn’t won the World Cup in two decades.

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