Brazil's worst fears were confirmed by the team doctor. Neymar suffered a fractured vertebra after taking a knee to the back on a challenge from Colombia's Camilo Zúñiga in today's match.
Brazil's team doctor says Neymar ruled out of World Cup with fractured vertebrae
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 4, 2014
Neymar was carried off the field on a stretcher in the 88th minute and reportedly immediately taken to the hospital.