Neymar to miss Copa America with ankle injury
RIO DE JANEIRO, June 6 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian forward Neymar will miss this summer's Copa America after suffering an ankle injury in Brazil's 2-0 friendly win over Qatar on Wednesday night.
Neymar limped off the pitch in the 22nd minute of the match at the Mane Garrincha stadium after appearing to injure his right ankle in a tackle.
The 27-year-old was later seen in distress while being evaluated by medical staff on the Brazil bench.
In a statement released on Thursday morning, Brazil's football governing body said that Neymar had ruptured a ligament in his ankle and would not recover in time to play in the Copa America.[ Editor: WPY ]