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Mexico has ‘hope’ that Guardado could be fit for CONCACAF Cup

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By SBI SOCCER

The idea of seeing Andrés Guardado on the field on Oct. 10 continues to look more and more plausible.

Mexico kinesiologist Carlos Pecanha told Goal Mexico that Guardado’s health continues to improve, as the team continues to hope the midfielder returns in time for the upcoming CONCACAF Cup. Guardado has been out of action since Sept. 15, when the Mexican midfielder limped off the field with a left ankle injury during PSV’s UEFA Champions League clash with Manchester United.

According to the doctor, Guardado could return to action as soon as PSV Eindhoven’s weekend clash with league-leaders Ajax, opening the door the midfielder to feature for El Tri against the U.S. Men’s National Team.

“We have hope,” Pencha told Goal Mexico. “Andrés has spoken with the medical staff and with the directors and he feels good physically and emotionally.

“He could be fit to play Sunday against Ajax,” added Pecanha, who was dispatched by Mexico to help oversee Guardado’s recovery. “As soon as he participates in this match, he automitcally could justify participating with us. His club’s medical staff will make a final evaluation at the end of this match, and if everything goes well, we still will have another week to work with him.”

What do you think of the latest development? Expect to see Guardado play? If so, what would you expect from him on the field?

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    • The whole purpose for Guardado coming back early is so that when Jermaine Jones clatters into him from behind, he can roll around like a wet bagel in poppy seeds and limp off to draw sympathy from the ref, who will ultimately end up carding someone into oblivion.

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  1. interesting that there’s no word from psv since the original estimate of “4-6 weeks out”. easy to assume that they just don’t want to rush guardado back for an international match, and the fmf is trying to put the pressure on.

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