Mexico suffered another blow ahead of their Gold Cup semifinal tie against Panama. Yasser Corona, the center-back of El Tri has been ruled out of the competition due to a knee injury he sustained during his side’s quarterfinal win over Costa Rica at East Rutherford, New Jersey on Saturday.
Corona joins the list of Javier Hernandez and Hector Moreno who were also ruled out from the Mexican squad of Gold Cup due to injury.
The 27-year-old defender suffered cartilage damage in his left knee and will not feature in the remaining games of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The Mexican Football Federation on Monday announced that Corona has pulled out of the tournament due to the knee injury.
“Yasser Corona has withdrawn from the national team having suffered a left knee cartilage lesion and will return to Mexico for treatment with the doctors at his club Queretaro,” they said in a statement.
Corona made his international debut in this edition of Gold Cup only, he was drafted in the El Tri roster as a surprise package.
Mexico will be up against Panama in the semifinals on Wednesday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.