Brazil striker Hulk to miss training again

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 16, 2014 at 2:22 pm •  Published: June 16, 2014
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FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil striker Hulk missed training again and remains doubtful for the team's World Cup match against Mexico on Tuesday.

The Brazilian football federation said no serious injury was detected in an MRI scan on Monday, but the player did not join the rest of the squad for training at the Arena Castelao, where Brazil plays its second World Cup match.

The federation said a decision on whether Hulk can play will only be made on Tuesday after doctors re-evaluate his condition.

"We will look at how the whole situation develops and then we can make an evaluation before the match," Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said.

Hulk left the field less than 15 minutes into Sunday's practice session in Brazil's training camp in Rio de Janeiro. He said he has had the injury since before the opening Group A win against Croatia, when he was substituted late in the second half, but expected to play against the Mexicans despite the "discomfort."

"If he can't play we lose something because this team has been playing together for a long time with this same system," Scolari said.

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