Leiton Jiménez Out 6 Months with Knee Injury

Atlas didn’t only lose their quarterfinal series to rivals Chivas de Guadalajara, they also lost defender Leiton Jiménez for at least the next six months.

Jiménez, 28, was injured in Sunday’s second leg against Chivas, resulting in his early substitution in the first half. Imaging studies have revealed that he suffered both a torn ACL and a torn meniscus in his left knee.

Jiménez will undergo surgery and is predicted to miss the majority of the Apertura 2017 season.

The defender was a mainstay of Atlas’s backline in the Clausura, where he started 16 out of 17 games in the regular season as well as both legs of the Rojinegros’ quarterfinal series.

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