The Brazilian national team doctor, Rodrio Lasmar, says Neymar's style of play makes him more likely to suffer from ankle injuries.

"The breaking of his metatarsal and the twisting of his ankle have no direct relation," says the doctor in an interview with Globoesporte. "Although they come from the same actions. The first one saw him break his metatarsal and rupture his two ligaments. And now, with the same move, with bad luck and his style of play... he gets fouled, protects himself, tries to avoid the foul and he ends up twisting his foot. This time, nothing happened with his metatarsal, but he suffered a ruptured ligament."