OFFICIAL: Brazil confirm Neymar will MISS Copa America with ligament rupture

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) have confirmed that Neymar will miss Copa America after suffering a ligament rupture in the right ankle.

Neymar limped out after just 21 minutes after getting injured in Brazil’s friendly game against Qatar this Wednesday.

The Brazil star was seen crying on the bench and was helped down to the dressing room with the assistance of team personnel.

Official statement

After suffering a sprain in his right ankle during the game against Qatar, Neymar was evaluated and subjected to complementary imaging tests that confirmed ligament rupture in the ankle.

Due to the seriousness of the injury, Neymar will not have the physical conditions and sufficient recovery time to participate in the Copa America 2019.