Unfortunately Real Madrid full-back Marcelo has been dropped from Brazil’s Copa America squad due to a back injury and Fortunately, Internacional’s Geferson got promoted to take his spot.
Madrid confirmed Marcelo’s injury while Brazilian Football Confederation confirmed Geferson’s call up on their website.
“We were told by Real Madrid doctors that, in a training session, he went to jump and since then he’s been suffering severe pain in the lumbar region,” Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar told AS.
“We did some tests and he won’t be able to start to train with us on Monday. He’d need around three weeks, more or less, to be able to train. Today he has real problems, he can’t walk. There’s no other solution.”