Neymar has been ruled out of Brazil’s next two World Cup games after suffering ligament damage in his right ankle, his team doctor has said.
Neymar sat with his face covered as he received treatment and footage showed his right ankle was swollen.
Right-back Danilo will also miss the next two games with an ankle injury.
Brazil Face Swiss in their second Group G game on Monday (16:00 GMT), before playing Cameroon next Friday (7:00 p.m. BST).
“Neymar and Danilo had an MRI on Friday afternoon and we found ligament damage in the ankle of both of them,” Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said.
“It’s important to be calm and assess day by day. The idea is to recover them for the rest of the competition.”
Speaking after the win against SerbiaBrazil head coach Tite said they were ‘confident that Neymar will continue to play in the World Cup’ and that he ‘didn’t see that he was injured – the ability he to overcome it even deceived me”.
The Paris St-Germain striker has suffered several right foot injury issues over the past few years.
He missed the 2019 Copa America after suffering a torn right ankle ligament and was out for several weeks in 2021 with a similar injury.
Neymar was fouled nine times in the game against Serbia, getting four more free-kicks than any other player at this year’s World Cup so far.