Posted October 10, 2013

Neymar suffers hip injury, doubtful for Saturday’s game vs. South Korea

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Brazilian striker Neymar suffered a hip injury Thursday and is doubtful for Saturday's friendly vs. South Korea. (Lluis Gene/Getty Images)

Brazilian striker Neymar suffered a hip injury Thursday and is doubtful for Saturday’s friendly vs. South Korea. (Lluis Gene/Getty Images)

Barcelona striker Neymar suffered a hip injury Thursday and is listed as doubtful for Saturday’s friendly vs. South Korea, according to a report from the Associated Press.

The 21-year-old Brazilian sustained the injury in Seoul while training with Brazil’s national team. He fell to the ground after a challenge with Lazio midfielder Hernanes and was immediately attended to by doctors.

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Neymar was able to walk off the field on his own but appeared in pain as he headed to the locker room, according to the AP. Brazil doctor Edilson Thiele said it’s too early to definitively say the extent of the injury.

Neymar was replaced by Zenit forward Hulk for the rest of Brazil’s training session. The team is also scheduled to play Zambia in Beijing on Oct. 15.

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2 comments
cbarlow
cbarlow

So they allow their defender to rough up their "quarterback"?  If this were NFL, the defender or the coach would have been fired.

bnceo
bnceo

@cbarlow Different sport.  Simmer down.  For Brazil, it's friendlies anyways.