Brazil’s Left Back Out Of Cup

News Americas, BRASILIA, Brazil, Thurs. Aug. 4, 2011: Brazil left back Alex Sandro is out of the Under-20 World Cup.

Sandro has been ruled out because of a muscle tear in his right thigh. He had to be replaced less than 15 minutes into Brazil’s 3-0 victory against Austria on Monday.

The injury comes following his recovery from a similar injury just before the tournament in Colombia began last week.

Brazil doctor Edilson Thiele said in a statement Wednesday that Sandro will be sidelined for up to six weeks because of the injury.

Brazil leads their Group E category with four points, along with Egypt.