Brazil briefly held its collective breath when Neymar went down clutching his right ankle in training on Monday, but the incident turned out to be nothing more than a momentary scare.
The 22-year-old forward went down with no one near him. He, however, quickly got back up and finished the training game at the Selecao’s Granja Comary base in Teresopolis.
The incident, which happened three days to the host nation’s opening World Cup game against Croatia in Sao Paulo, is a matter of utmost concern for coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.
A sprain to Neymar’s right ankle earlier this year forced him out of Barcelona’s squad for one month.