Brazil collected seven points from their three group matches at this summer's competition.
The Real Madrid left-back lasted just ten minutes during Brazil's final Group E match against Serbia, following which Luis replaced him.More news: Brazil star ruled out for rest of World Cup
Back spasms led to his withdrawal, with it later suggested that a hotel mattress was to blame for the 30-year-old's discomfort. "So Felipe Luis, not Marcelo will start".
"Marcelo has a medical history with this kind of injury", Lasmar said in the mixed zone. But [the injury] happened because he made a rotation movement and felt uncomfortable after.More news: Thai Diver Dies During Cave Rescue Operations
The Brazilian federation says Marcelo is recovering well from the injury but it remains unclear if he will be available for the team's round-of-16 match against Mexico on Monday.
"Marcelo played little and then he trained little with little work, he has lost a bit of pace and that is a bit worrying ahead of a game that could go 120 minutes", said Tite. The injury may be related to the hotel mattress.More news: Nadal heads into the third round
Himself Marcelo wrote on Twitter that his injury was not serious and he will soon be back on the football field. Manchester City right-back Danilo was ruled out with a thigh problem before Brazil's second group stage game against Costa Rica and has yet to return.