Carlos Salcedo will miss the rest of the Confederations Cup – and the start of the season with his new club Eintracht Frankfurt – after suffering a shoulder injury in Wednesday’s game against New Zealand.
The defender fell awkwardly on his shoulder and was stretchered off the field in the 33rd minute of that game. The Mexican Football Federation (FMF) confirmed that Salcedo suffered ligament damage in his acromioclavicular joint.
Cándido Ramírez is set to miss a second straight season with a persistent knee injury. Ramírez missed the Clausura 2017 season after suffering a torn ACL in November 2016, and he is now set to remain sidelined after undergoing a second knee surgery.
Ramírez, 24, re-injured himself in preseason, where a hyper-extension of his knee led to injuries to both his lateral meniscus and medial meniscus, as well as a re-torn ACL.
José de Jesús Corona missed Cruz Azul’s final league game of the season with a knee injury, and that same injury will now keep him out of Mexico’s May and June matches.
Corona had been called up as part of the 32-man roster for El Tri’s upcoming busy schedule of friendlies, World Cup qualifiers, and Confederations Cup games, but further testing on his knee has ruled him out.
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.
A hard head-to-head collision in Tuesday night’s CONCACAF Champions League final first leg left Tigres UANL’s Guido Pizarro with a broken nose.
The incident occurred in the 17th minute, when Pizarro and Pachuca’s Óscar Murillo contested an aerial ball. Pizarro returned to the game after treatment but was eventually subbed out in the 56th minute.
The Mexican national team has arrived in Trinidad and Tobago for their World Cup qualifying game, but neither Rafael Márquez nor Jürgen Damm made the trip.
Damm suffered an injury late in Friday’s game against Costa Rica, and after evaluation it was determined that the muscle strain would keep him out of Tuesday’s qualifier. Damm has returned to Monterrey to start treatment with his club.
After leaving Chivas de Guadalajara’s Jornada 9 game against Toluca following a hard tackle, Isaác Brizuela is now set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
“El Conejo” was diagnosed with a third-degree right ankle sprain caused by the tackle by Rubens Sambueza, who was red-carded for the play.
That initial diagnosis, which would have seen Brizuela sidelined for 4-6 weeks, turned out to be optimistic. Team doctor Alberto Robles reported that, in addition to the sprain, Brizuela suffered a maisonneuve fracture that will require surgery.
Yasser Corona’s Tuesday night started well, with a goal in Tijuana’s Copa MX match against Correcaminos. It ended with him leaving the field in an ambulance after a heavy collision knocked him unconscious.
Imaging studies showed that Corona had damaged one of the discs in his cervical spine (his neck), and he underwent surgery on Wednesday to address the issue.