Brazil beat Colombia earlier today, but at what costs? Neymar, the country's young star, was clearly in huge pain after he took a nasty knee to the back and was carried off the field in a stretcher.
After the joy of victory, the host team is going to have to carry on without Neymar. It turns out he's suffered fractured vertebrae, ruling him out of the World Cup.
Can Brazil stand up to a German team who's made it to the semifinals for the fourth straight time? That's to be seen on Tuesday, but this is a loss that must be weighing heavily on a Brazil squad carrying a nation on its shoulders.
UPDATED: Here's an X-Ray image:
Now on TV in Brazil: an in-depth analysis of Neymar's injury complete with doctor expert and X-ray pic.twitter.com/XHjngCnoRk— Joe Lago (@joelago) July 5, 2014