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.
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.
The PSV Eindhoven midfielder has a right leg complaint that will keep him off the field; however, he will remain with El Tri to begin treatment and rehab for the injury.
In addition, Guardado’s club teammate Héctor Moreno is a doubt with a muscular complaint.
“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.
Early Wednesday morning, referees Igor Itzsvan Flores, Joel de la Cruz, Alberto Sosa, and Israel Valenciano were involved in a car accident in Aguascalientes.
Flores, who was in the city to work Wednesday’s Copa MX game between Necaxa and Potros UAEM, remains hospitalized with head trauma and a fractured hip.
The Referees’ Commission gives its complete support to assistant referee Igor Itzsvan Flores Florian. We are with you!
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.
The first game the Argentinian will be sidelined for is Jornada 3’s rematch of the Apertura 2016 final against América.
Guzmán injured the fifth metatarsal in his left foot and underwent surgery on Friday to treat the fracture.
The Tigres UANL midfielder had to be subbed out of the universitarios’ Jornada 1 match against Santos Laguna in the 76th minute with a nasty-looking knee injury, and the club is now reporting the extent of the 22-year-old’s injury.
André-Pierre Gignac is a major doubt for the second leg of the Apertura 2016 final after he was stretchered off the field in Thursday’s first leg.
Tigres UANL indicated via their Twitter account that Gignac suffered a grade two cervical sprain in a collision with Bruno Valdez, and as a result the Frenchman – who scored in the first leg – is “in doubt for Sunday’s game”.
The Peruvian netminder started 14 games for Veracruz in the Apertura 2016 season, but he will miss approximately the first month of the Clausura with the injury.
Édgar Melitón Hernández, who made three appearances in the Apertura, and new signing Luis Ojeda will compete for the starting spot during Gallese’s absence.