Neymar: I feared my World Cup was over

The Brazil international was initially concerned he would miss this summer's tournament on home soil after damaging ankle tendons against Getafe on Thursday night
Barcelona star Neymar feared the injury he suffered in the Copa Del Rey against Getafe would keep him out of the 2014 World Cup.

The 21-year-old Brazilian limped out of Thursday's match with an ankle problem but he has since been given positive news that the injury is only a strain of the tendons and will rule him out of action for a month.

“At the time, I thought it could be a serious injury, and I thought about my plans for 2014,” Neymar explained via social media.

“[But] don't worry. I’ll do everything right and I’ll be back soon.”

The Selecao talisman also took time to thank fans for their support during a frightening 24 hours.

“What a scare! But Jesus, once again, was by my side. Thank you to everyone who prayed for me.”

World Cup hosts Brazil open the tournament on June 12 when they host Croatia.