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Ankle injury sidelines Andres Guardado, putting his CONCACAF Cup in jeopardy (Updated)

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With less than a month to go until its CONCACAF Cup match against the U.S. Men’s National Team, Mexico is hoping that will be enough time for captain Andrés Guardado to fully recover from an injury he suffered on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old midfielder, playing for his club team PSV Eindhoven in its UEFA Champions League opener against Manchester United, severely rolled his ankle after being fouled by Manchester United’s Chris Smalling around the 72nd minute. He left the match soon after.

The severity of Guardado’s injury is still unknown, but reports in the Netherlands stated Guardado went to a local hospital to have the ankle examined.

(UPDATE– PSV Eindhoven announced that Guardado has ligament damage in his left ankle, but is waiting for the swelling to subside before having a second scan on his ankle to determine the severity of the injury.)

El Tri will be hoping it’s not too serious an injury so it can have the 2015 Gold Cup Golden Ball winner time to recover ahead of the Oct. 10 clash against the U.S. at the Rose Bowl.

Here is video of Guardado’s injury:


  1. If you saw the replay, he came about as close as you can to breaking his ankle without breaking it.

    October 10 is what three weeks or so?

    I’m no doctor but it will be close and even if he plays he probably won’t be as sharp as he might have been.

    If he can’t go full out it would be a terrible loss for Mexico.

    He’s the straw that stirs their drink, a real class act..

  2. A shame. As a big time USMNT fan, ordinarily, I would be delighted. But here, I want this game to be a full out – best 11 vs. best 11. No excuses.

    So they have this injury, we have Fabian’s.

    I don’t know, this ankle roll looks brutal. Hopefully, a sprain. Even so, a severe sprain can take some time. Less than a month, this will be a tight recovery time.

  3. just saying, I hope he’s back in action October 11th, not a day sooner. That said, there’s no one I respect more on that team than Guardado, guy is a beast.


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