Jürgen Damm will miss the start of the Clausura 2018 season after suffering burns in a fireworks accident.
The Tigres UANL midfielder was taken to the hospital with first-degree burns after some fireworks went off in his face. Damm suffered burns to the right side of his face and is expected to miss at least the first two weeks of the new season.
Tigres confirmed the injury and recovery time via Twitter.
Pedro Gallese had to leave Veracruz’s game against Pachuca on Tuesday night after suffering an injury to his right hand. The club reported that the goalkeeper suffered a fracture and underwent surgery.
Nuestro portero, @pedrogallese, sufrió una fractura en la mano derecha y está siendo operado.
Lucero Álvarez’s injury in Lobos BUAP’s Jornada 2 game against Querétaro turned out to be a serious one.
Álvarez suffered the injury late in the game in a collision with Everaldo Stum.
Club doctor Francisco José Marbán reported that the goalkeeper suffered multiple fractures to the left side of his face, including the zygomatic bone and the eye socket. The eye itself was not injured.
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.