Marcelo hopeful over Fred injury with World Cup looming

Ruben Hill
June 11, 2018

But during a session with his worldwide team, who are preparing for their final World Cup friendly against Austria on Sunday, Fred was forced to limp away, reports the Mirror.

The 25-year-old is expected to add much needed dynamism to United's midfield brigade and offer Paul Pogba the freedom he requires to make an impact further up the field.

But his Brazil teammate Marcelo has eased concerns that he will miss a large part of the World Cup by saying it is "not that serious".

While he remains on the cusp of rubber-stamping a move to the Premier League - due to his World Cup commitments - Fred has been dealt an unfortunate injury setback.

Brazil suffered an injury scare during their pre-World Cup camp here when midfielder Fred left a training session early with an ankle problem.

A scan may be required as Brazil and team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar monitor Fred ahead of Sunday's final World Cup warm-up match against Austria.

The report also mentioned that the Brazilian midfielder picked up the injury after a tackle by Real Madrid's Casemiro.

He said: 'Today Fred had a right ankle trauma and started recovery work, he still has pain and it is too early to do any diagnosis, we have to wait for the first 24 hours.

Brazil - led by head coach Tite - will face Switzerland (June 17), Costa Rica (June 22) and Serbia (June 27) in Group E at the World Cup in Russian Federation.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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