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Chelsea star an injury doubt for Brazil

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Chelsea midfielder Oscar is a doubt for Brazil's friendly against Australia with a reported ankle sprain.

The 21-year-old midfield ace sustained an ankle injury during a clash with fellow midfielder Hernanes during a training session.

Brazil's team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said the injury will be will be monitored closely in the next 24 hours and a decision on the star's availability will be made after that period.

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is already without Fred, Hulk and Dani Alves, who are all recovering from injuries.

Oscar's Chelsea teammate Ramires could benefit from the midfielder's possible absence, as he could line-up in an attacking role alongside Shakhtar Donetsk winger Bernard.

Initial reports suggest the injury isn't serious enough to have an impact on Chelsea. This will be a relief to the west London side as Oscar is emerging as one of Chelsea's key players.

The Blues will be hoping the Brazilian will be fully recovered and fighting fit by the time they head to Goodison Park later on in the month.

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