Brazil have eased concerns over Neymar’s fitness after his early withdrawal from Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Cameroon.
The world’s most expensive footballer lasted just eight minutes before being substituted with an apparent muscle injury.
His departure raised immediate fears of a spell on the sidelines ahead of next Wednesday’s crucial Champions League group stage matchup between Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool.
Nonetheless, Brazilian doctor Rodrigo Lasmar is confident the injury is nothing too troublesome.
“He felt a discomfort on the right side of his groin region,” he told Globo.
“It doesn’t seem serious at first, but we should wait and see how he develops.”
Neymar took to Instagram after the game to play down the severity of the injury, thanking fans for their support in the process.
He wrote: “Thanks to everyone who sent me messages wishing for a good recovery, I don’t think it was anything serious.”
PSG suffered another major injury concern on the night as Kylian Mbappe was forced off with a shoulder injury after just 36 minutes of France’s 1-0 win over Uruguay. This came after the 19-year-old landed awkwardly having leapt to avoid a challenge from goalkeeper Martin Campana.
It remains to be seen whether either will be fit to play in what both PSG and Liverpool will be deeming a must-win contest next week.
Defeat for Jurgen Klopp’s men away to Red Star Belgrade now leaves them second in Group C and just one point in front of the French champions ahead a typically tough visit to the Parc des Princes.