Brazil’s Marcelo Could Miss Time Due to ‘Hotel Mattress’ Injury

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As strange as it seems, Brazil’s Marcelo could miss time due to a ‘hotel mattress’ related back injury.

According to ESPN FC, a soft mattress may be behind the back injury that forced Brazil left-back Marcelo out of his country’s 2-0 victory over Serbia, per the team’s medical personnel.

“Marcelo has a medical history with this kind of injury,” Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said. “Maybe it was the hotel’s mattress, which was a bit more soft than usual. But [the injury] happened because he made a rotation movement and felt uncomfortable after. He could not continue in the game, because his muscles became locked up.”

Marcelo has missed games for Real Madrid due to muscle problems in both of the last two seasons.

“I only know that he had a problem with his back. I know it was his back, more than that the doctor can explain. He said he locked up when he was leaving the pitch” Selecao manager Tite said.