Brazil blow as Jesus and Telles ruled out of World Cup
Brazil’s Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus and the defender Alex Telles have both been ruled out of the rest of the World Cup after picking up injuries in their final Group G game against Cameroon.
Telles was substituted in the 54th minute of Brazil’s 1-0 defeat by the African side, with Jesus leaving the pitch 10 minutes later. Brazil face South Korea in the last 16 on Monday.
The pair reported knee issues after the match, and following scans it has been confirmed that neither man will be able to play any further part in the tournament.
Jesus' injury is believed to be less serious, although he is expected to miss around a month of action, ruling him out of Arsenal's first matches when the Premier League resumes on Boxing Day.
Telles' setback is understood to be a more significant one, and could require surgery.
Despite Friday's 1-0 loss ,Brazil still topped group and will face South Korea on Monday for a spot in the quarter-finals.
A lot of the injury focus has been around Neymar, who has missed the last two games with ankle ligament damage.
According to Globo Esporte, it remains unclear as to whether he will be able to feature against South Korea, with the Brazilian FA refusing to give too much away about his condition.