Gabriel Jesus out of Brazil squad, suffers broken eye socket

0:40 | Planet Futbol
Christian Pulisic scores both goals for USA World Cup qualifying win
icon
Saturday June 10th, 2017

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Brazil's football federation says striker Gabriel Jesus sustained a broken eye socket during the 1-0 loss to Argentina in a friendly.

The Manchester City player was taken off the field on a stretcher late in Friday's game after being hit by an errant elbow during an aerial challenge with club teammate Nicolas Otamendi.

Gabriel Jesus was initially given the all-clear after precautionary tests but the CBF says Saturday that, after a more detailed examination, a fracture was diagnosed in the bone that protects his left eye.

Planet Futbol
Osorio's culture-changing methodology, approach win over Chicharito, Mexico

Brazil will not call up a replacement for Tuesday's friendly with Australia, also in Melbourne.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.