Injured, Gabriel Jesus and Alex Telles are out of the World Cup


Striker Gabriel Jesus and left-back Alex Telles are out of the World Cup. The two underwent examinations this Saturday (3), the day after the defeat by Cameroon for the last round of the group stage, and injuries were found to the right knee of both.

The information was initially released by the website and confirmed by Sheet🇧🇷

Tite will not be able to call substitutes. This could only happen up to 24 hours before the premiere.

With the situation of the two, Brazil ends the first phase of the World Cup with five injury problems. In addition to them, Neymar, Alex Sandro and Danilo were also injured.

The trio, however, still has a chance to play in the competition. They will be reevaluated in training this Saturday, which will indicate whether or not they will be able to play the round of 16 against South Korea, on Monday (5).

Of the three, the situation that inspires more care is that of Neymar. After suffering a sprained right ankle in his debut game against Serbia, he will be training with the ball for the first time this Saturday to see how he will react.

Already the recovery of Gabriel Jesus should last a month. Although the period is not long, it is enough to keep him out of the tournament in Qatar.

The situation of Alex Telles, in turn, is more delicate. He left the pitch in tears, was comforted by his teammates and may need surgery. The athlete was replaced in the second half of the game against the Cameroonians after colliding with an opponent.

Neymar remains doubtful

The doctor of the technical commission of the Brazilian team, Rodrigo Lasmar, said after the game against Cameroon that there is still no certainty about Neymar’s return for the next match, this Monday (5), against South Korea at stadium 974, in Doha, capital of Qatar.

The striker had a sprained ankle during his debut against Serbia, when he suffered a ligament injury in the region. Since then, he has been undergoing constant treatment with electrotherapy and cryotherapy to speed up his recovery.

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The first full-back to be injured was the right Danilo, from Juventus, in the opening match against Serbia, on November 24th. He had a medial ligament injury to his left ankle.

Then it was the turn of left-back Alex Sandro, also from Juventus, who suffered a muscle injury in his left hip, in the second game of the selection in the World Cup, against Switzerland.

Both athletes are still recovering from injuries. Against Cameroon, Alex Telles was the one who felt his right knee and left the field in tears.

The only full-back in playing condition is veteran Daniel Alvez, 39, who started this Friday’s match.

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