Fouled 10 times in Brazil's opening 1-1 tie with Switzerland -- the most fouls a player has suffered in a World Cup match in 20 years -- Neymar
He limbed off training
with an ankle injury on Tuesday in Sochi, though team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar
said it was a precaution.
"What we can do is to calm down," Lasmar said. "A shorter workout was planned
for the starters today, they're still in a regenerative process. Neymar trained a little, felt the pain, returned to physical therapy and tomorrow trains normally."
The Brazil staff is
working on getting Neymar ready for training on Wednesday, two days before Brazil faces Costa Rica in its second match.
The Switzerland match was Neymar's first competitive match since
since he underwent surgery for a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot suffered in a match against Marseille in February.