Could Willian of Chelsea also miss the World Cup semi-final against Germany?
— Crazy For Football (@Crazy4Footbal) July 5, 2014
Brazil are through to the World Cup semi-final on home soil after beating Colombia 2-1 last night, but the result came at a cost.
With just two minutes of normal time to go Juan Zuniga went careering into the back of Neymar, making impact with his knee.
The end result was a broken vertebrae and Neymar, the golden boy for the host nation, is out of the tournament.
With that in mind Brazil have had to look into the reserves for a replacement for Neymar, and it appeared that the lucky man was going to be Chelsea forward Willian.
It was being reported in Brazil that he would be the natural replacement for the Barcelona superstar, getting the nod ahead of Shaktar Donetsk pocket rocket Bernard.
However he could now face a race against time to get fit for the game against Germany on Tuesday – after picking up a painful injury himself in training.
He was involved in a clash with Hernanes in a training game and seemed to be in great discomfort, holding his hip in agony.
It could be a knock he can just shake off but if it is more serious, such as a hip pointer, Willian will be very unlikely to return in time for a massive game against the Germans.