Fred injures ankle at Brazil training session


Prospective Man Utd signing Fred suffered an ankle injury in training with Brazil forcing him to sit out the rest of the session

Manchester United-bound Fred has been injured while training with Brazil ahead of their World Cup warm-up game against Austria on Sunday.

Fred suffered a “trauma in his ankle” while training with Brazil on Thursday, national team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar has said.

Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred passed a medical with United on Monday ahead of a proposed £50m-plus move to Old Trafford.

Brazil have been training at Tottenham’s training ground and Fred was caught on the ankle by international team-mate Casemiro on Thursday.

The 24-year-old subsequently required ice treatment and had to sit out the remainder of the session.

Click on the video above to see the incident.

Brazil open their World Cup campaign against Switzerland in Rostov-on-Don on Sunday June 17, before playing Costa Rica and Serbia in their remaining Group E fixtures.