LONDON (Xinhua) --
Brazil suffered an injury scare during their
pre-World Cup camp here on Thursday when midfielder Fred left a
training session early with an ankle problem.
National team doctor
Rodrigo Lasmar said Fred suffered “ankle trauma” after
collapsing under a sliding tackle from teammate Casemiro.
“Tomorrow we will
see what happens and decide if we need to carry out any exams
but at the moment it’s too early to say anything,” Lasmar told
Brazil are preparing
for football’s showpiece tournament in Russia with a training
camp at Tottenham Hotspur’s new sports complex in Enfield, north
The incident came
just two days after Manchester United announced they had reached
a deal to sign Fred from Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donestsk.
The English club
reportedly paid 55 million euros to secure the 25-year-old on a
Brazil begin their
World Cup campaign against Switzerland in Rostov on June 17 and
will also meet Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E.