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Neymar suffers hip injury during Brazil training

South Korea Brazil Soccer Neymar Injured

In this photo provided by the South Korea Football Association, Brazil’s Neymar, bottom, lies injured as other teammates check him during a training session at National Football Center in Paju, west of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. Barcelona striker Neymar injured his hip while training with Brazil’s national team and is listed as doubtful to play in Saturday’s friendly against South Korea. Neymar fell to the ground after a challenge with Lazio midfielder Hernanes in Seoul on Thursday. (AP Photo) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY


According to the Associated Press, Neymar suffered a hip injury during national team training Thursday and will most likely miss Brazil’s friendly with South Korea on Saturday.

The report says Neymar was clattered by a challenge from Lazio midfielder Hernanes while taking part in a training match in Seoul. He walked off under his own power but visibly in pain.

Brazilian team doctor Edilson Thiele says the extent of the injury is unknown. Therefore, its affect on his status for Brazil’s subsequent friendly with Zambia in Beijing on Tuesday is at this point a mystery.

Barcelona also have upcoming fixtures at Osasuna in La Liga on October 19 and then in Italy against AC Milan in the Champions League on October 22.

Hulk replaced Neymar in the training match and would most likely be the one to replace him on the field Saturday and beyond.