Jesus and Telles ruled out of the remainder of Brazil’s World Cup
Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus and Sevilla’s Alex Telles are added to Brazil’s pile of injuries as the duo won’t take part in the rest of Brazil’s World Cup tournament.
Gabriel Jesus and Alex Telles who both started for Brazil’s last night, were injured during Brazil’s third group stage game against Cameroon and won’t play a part in Brazil’s rest of the campaign,
Selecao have already lost Neymar, Danilo and Alex Sandro to injuries and now must operate with only 18 outfield players for at least Brazil’s next game against South Korea in the last-16 of the World Cup.
CBF released a statement, saying:
"As announced by the CBF after the game against Cameroon, players Alex Telles andGabriel Jesus
underwent tests this Saturday morning.
"Accompanied by the doctor of the Brazilian team, Rodrigo Lasmar, they performed an MRI on the right knee that confirmed the injuries and the impossibility of recovery in time to participate in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
"The coordinator of the Brazilian national team, Juninho Paulista, is in contact with the sports directors of Arsenal and Sevilla to define whether Alex Telles and Gabriel Jesus remain with the squad in Doha for continuity of treatment or if they return to their clubs."
While Jesus’ absence could be filled with Brazil’s wealth of attacking options, Tite seems to be short-handed with Danilo,Telles
and Sandro all being wing-back options. He must now turn to 39-year-old Dani Alves and Gleison Bremer to fill the role without any back-up options.
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