Brazilian striker Vinicius Jr, who was injured in the left thigh against Colombia on Thursday, said it would be “a little difficult” for him to be available for the clash against the Argentinian rival next Tuesday, counting for World Cup qualifying. -2026. “From what the doctors told me, it will be a little difficult,” the Real Madrid player said at the end of the match.

“Vini”, 23, came off in the 27th minute of the match lost by Brazil against Colombia (2-1) in Baranquilla on Thursday, while the Seleçao led 1-0. “I think it’s the same injury as the other time. I felt pain in the back of my thigh,” he added, although further tests must be carried out. Vinicius had been deprived of more than a month of competition after an injury to his right thigh suffered at the end of August in the Spanish championship. He had thus missed the first two matches of the South American qualifiers, won against Bolivia and Peru in September.

Questioned by AFP, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) did not provide information on the player’s medical situation. The injury, and therefore the possible absence of Vinicius on Tuesday, is added to the list of injuries already known on the Brazilian side: goalkeeper Ederson, full-back Danilo, midfielder and captain Casemiro and star striker Neymar. Brazil will face qualifying leader Argentina next Tuesday at the legendary Maracana stadium in Rio.