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What They're Saying: Brazil doctor Jose Luiz Runco
July 5th, 2014 6:24PM

TAGS:  brazil, world cup 2014


"He was extremely moved when I gave him the news that he was out of the World Cup. He cried a lot, which was a natural reaction at that moment. But I told him that although his dream was being cut short, he was still a 22-year-old with a lot in front of him. It was still a 'good' type of injury."

-- Brazil doctor Jose Luiz Runco on breaking the news to Neymar that he was out of the World Cup with a fractured vertabra but the injury will not have long-term effects on his career. (AP)

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