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Neymar’s ankle is swollen after the Serbia game on Thursday. (Molly Darlington/Reuters)

Five-time World Cup champions Brazil will be without star stars Neymar and Danilo for their next game due to injury, the team announced on Friday.

The Brazilian team doctor, Rodrigo Lasmar, confirmed that both players will miss the team’s next game against Switzerland on Monday, but remained hopeful that they would play again in the tournament.

“We thought it was important to do an imaging test, an MRI so that we would have more data on the evolution of the two players,” Lasmar said.

“The scans showed a lateral ligament injury in Neymar’s right ankle along with a small swelling in the bone. And a medial ligament injury in Danilo’s left ankle,” he said.

“The players are still in treatment. It is very important for us to be very calm, calm, this evaluation will be done daily so that we have information and based on that we can make the best decisions, ”he said.

“We can already say that we will not have both players for our next match, but they are still undergoing treatment with our goal of trying to recover in time for this competition,” added Lasmar.

Neymar sprained his right ankle in his team’s World Cup opening match, a 2-0 win over Serbia, on Thursday.

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