Neymar limps out of Brazil training with knee injury just two weeks before opening match of Copa America
- Brazil have been dealt a fresh injury blow with the Copa America nearing
- Neymar limped out of a training session on Tuesday holding his left knee
- He was seen on his haunches and later slumped over a barrier with head in hands
Brazil have hit been by a fresh injury blow just two-and-a-half weeks from the opening match of their home Copa America.
Neymar limped out of a training session on Tuesday and appeared to be holding his left knee.
The PSG star was seen on his haunches with discomfort etched across his face before slumping over a barrier with his head in his hands.
Neymar has handed Brazil an injury blow just two-and-a-half weeks from the Copa America
Neymar was forced to limp out of a session on Tuesday and was seen holding his left knee
He left while accompanied by doctor Rodrigo Lasmar following the session at Granja Comary.
This injury scare comes after he was stripped of the captaincy of his national side earlier in the day.
He has been replaced by team-mate Dani Alves after coach Tite came under increasing pressure Neymar due to his disciplinary issues.
He had only been handed the permanent captaincy after Brazil’s quarter-final exit at last year’s World Cup.
Neymar hid his face underneath his training top as he left the session at Granja Comary
Neymar was slumped over a barrier as he came to terms with yet another injury setback
Neymar was banned for three matches by the French football authorities earlier this month for hitting a fan after PSG’s French Cup final loss to Stade Rennes, and was also reportedly involved in a dressing fracas with his PSG team-mates.
A video also emerged of an incident in which the Brazilian star reacted to a comment by a Rennes supporter as he went to collect his runners-up medal.
He is also appealing the separate three-game suspension handed down by UEFA for criticising the match officials during PSG’s defeat by Manchester United in the second leg of the Champions League last-16 tie at the Parc des Princes.