It has been confirmed earlier this morning that if Juan Zuniga had kneed Neymar an inch higher, he could have potentially paralysed him.
“Neymar has a broken vertebra — he’s expected to be out for four to six weeks,” Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar told SportTV.
“He will not be in condition to play, he will need a few weeks to be fit again. He is very, very sad.”
Neymar was visibly crying out in pain as he left the pitch last night and was immediately assessed by the Brazilian team doctor before being taken for further examination at a local hospital.
Despite his diving antics, he is still a quality player and we wish him a speedy recovery.