Neymar injures ankle, taken to hospital for scans

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Neymar left the field in tears and was taken to the hospital for scans after suffering a right ankle injury on Brazil duty.

The Paris Saint-Germain star produced 23 goals and 13 assists in 28 matches, but missed three months with a right foot injury. He was also suspended for hitting a fan following a cup loss.

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Neymar has had a horrible few months both on- and off-the-field. This week’s been dominated by rape allegations and the player’s posting of explicit photos to defend himself. Most recently, his team denied asking for a settlement meeting.

Brazil beat Qatar 2-0 on goals by Richarlison and Gabriel Jesus. It begins its Copa America on June 14, and has not placed in its last three tournaments.