Hard blow for the Brazilian team and at the most decisive moment of Qatar 2022. This Saturday, Globo Esporte reported that Gabriel Jesus and Alex Telles, both starters in the defeat against Cameroon (1-0), are injured. Not only that, both footballers say goodbye to the World Cup due to the seriousness of their problems. On top of that, Tite’s technical command can no longer call replacements, since the deadline expired one day before the team’s debut in the tournament.
The cited source indicated that the striker and the winger underwent medical studies after leaving the field with physical problems. So, the first results showed that both have injured their right knee. Of course, the case of the Arsenal attacker is less complex than that of the Seville defender.
Gabriel Jesus, replaced by Pedro, already had a history in the affected area since the activity with his club. In any case, the ‘9’ is low because it requires between three and four weeks to recover. In contrast, Alex Telles could go under the knife, although it is a preliminary diagnosis. Thus, the image of the marker leaving the grass crying when Marquinhos took his place is explained.
Before the start of Qatar 2022, the ‘Canarinha’ got rid of injuries. But, in full competition, the South American team suffered the casualties of a total of five footballers. Jesus and Telles join the cases of Neymar, Danilo and Alex Sandro. All three mentioned should return for the round of 16 against South Korea.
As if that were not enough, Globo Esporte revealed that the national team had “cases of illness and other viral symptoms” in Qatar. In this case, Antony, Lucas Paquetá, Raphinha and other players were affected. Similarly, Neymar had a fever last Monday.
How is the case of Neymar and his injury going?
‘Ney’, with an ankle injury, will take the field for the first time in training on Saturday. The 10 of the Verdeamarela will be evaluated in the test from the movements that he can make with the ball and the rest of his teammates. That, the coaching staff maintains doubts regarding giving minutes to the star on Monday, December 5 against the Asians.
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