Posted on September 4, 2012
Scratch midfielder Pablo Barrera from Mexico’s current World Cup plans.
The 25-year-old international midfielder has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament and could be sidelined for as long as six months.
He definitely will miss Mexico’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers vs. Costa Rica on Sept. 7 and 11.
Barrera played the entire 90 minutes without problem in Cruz Azul’s 1-1 tie with Pachuca in the Mexican First Division on Saturday. After the match, on his way back to the locker room, Barrera reportedly felt a pain that caused a noticeable limp.
He underwent an MRI on Sunday, the day he was supposed to report to El Tri’s training camp. The MRI confirmed that Barrera’s right knee had sustained damage.
Categories: Costa Rica, Mexico, North America, World Cup Qualifying
Tags: Cruz Azul, Mexican First Division, Pablo Barrera, Pachua, World Cup qualifying