Saturday, 5 July 2014
Neymar has been ruled of the world cup due to injury
Brazil hopes of winning the world cup fades as their star player Neymar was stretched out yesterday after suffering from a broken vertebra during Brazil vs Colombia match which Brazil won 2 goals to 1.
The Barcelona forward was seen crying as he was being carried out of the pitch straight to the dressing room .
The Brazilian team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar told Brazilian TV after the Barcelona star underwent further tests in a Fortaleza hospital.
in pain in the latter stages of his side's win over Colombia and will miss the rest of the tournament.
Brazil forward Neymar has been ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup after suffering a broken vertebra in his side's win over Colombia.
Lasmar said: "It's not easy news to give but the truth is he won't be available for the rest of the World Cup.
"The tests showed a fracture near the third vertebra. It won't need surgery but he needs to be immobilised to control the pain. He cannot play, a week will not be enough.
"He needs cautious treatment, with a belt around his back so he'll feel more comfortable. It is also required for him to heal the fracture."
The football star Neymar was caught from behind by a reckless challenge from Napoli star, Juan Zuniga.