Belfast Telegraph

Neymar set to return to training after suffering minor injury scare

By Paul Burrows

Brazil expect Neymar to be back in training today after the forward limped out of yesterday's session in Sochi because of ankle pain.

The Paris St Germain striker, who recovered fitness from a fractured metatarsal to play at the World Cup, left after around 20 minutes - and hobbled off to receive further treatment.

Neymar, 25, had already sat out Monday's light training before being forced out of yesterday's session.

The Brazil Football Confederation later confirmed that Neymar had "complained of ankle pains due to the number of fouls suffered against Switzerland," but team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar added the forward was expected to resume training again this afternoon following further physiotherapy.

Brazil drew their opening Group E match against the Swiss 1-1 on Sunday at the Rostov Arena, and next play Costa Rica in St Petersburg on Friday.

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