The Brazilian national team got quite a scare in their training session held in London on Thursday afternoon, as midfielder Fred had to leave the pitch with an ankle injury.

The soon-to-be Manchester United signing was hurt in a challenge by Real Madrid player Casemiro, who went strongly after the ball and ended up getting Fred’s right foot on the way.

All the players demonstrated concern for the midfielder while he left the training ground, with some mystery around the situation.

Concidentally, national team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar had a press conference scheduled for just after the training session, and answered a couple of questions about Fred’s situation.

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Lasmar seemed pretty calm about it, and claimed that they will have to wait before taking any conclusions.

“It all depends on the answer tomorrow. If tomorrow he continues in pain and some signal makes us more alert, we may need an imaging examination, but there is no strategy whether it will be here or in Austria. Tomorrow we will have a clearer possibility.

“He has had an ankle trauma, but it is still too early for any evaluation, he has already begun the recovery work, he had that part in real pain. It’s early for any diagnosis, we need to wait for more. The first 24 hours are crucial, tomorrow we will see how he will feel, the response to treatment, whether he will train or not.”

Manchester United have confirmed they’ve agreed a deal to sign Fred and will be hoping this is nothing serious. The midfielder has already passed his medical to join the Premier League club and they won’t want anything getting in the way of the deal being completed.