Without providing details of the injury, Tite said Fred's situation was "improving" but didn't hint whether the midfielder could be back for the team's World Cup opener.
However, most fans contented themselves with chanting the name of the world's most expensive player, who arrived with his teammates in Russian Federation in the early hours of Monday fresh from scoring in a 3-0 friendly win over Austria in Vienna.
The goal tied Neymar with Brazilian legend Romario for third on the country's all-time goalscoring charts.
The most extreme examples were the Confederations Cup final against Spain in 2013 when Brazil battered their opponents with 26 fouls and the infamous World Cup quarter-final against Colombia in 2014, where they gave away 31 free kicks.
Baffert off to 2-for-2 start at Belmont Park
He'll run 1 1/2 miles around Belmont's sweeping oval Saturday with nine rivals gunning to keep history from happening. Owners Kenny Trout, second from left, and Teo Ah Khing, third from left, and trainer Bob Baffert , right, looked on.
Just days later more confidence was built as Brazil vanquished some ghosts from the past with a 1-0 friendly win over Germany.
The French meanwhile could easily build two or three sides made out of quality players but that's not enough to see them reach the semis according to Mourinho. "Not only was the attack well, the group went very well".
But what are the other factors that can help Germany progress further in the knockout stages and finally win at all?
Jesus got the ball rolling with Brazil's opening goal. It's not bad for me that my players can go on holiday, ' the Red Devils boss said.
He joked about Austria's rough approach.
"We got ready for the UFC today, but it was good".