Andres Guardado out of Mexico national team matches with leg injury

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Mexico midfielder Andres Guardado will not be fit to play in
the team’s World Cup qualification matches against Costa Rica
and Trinidad and Tobago, the Mexican federation announced
Monday.

Osorio explains
Tecatito omission

“The player had a knock in his right leg and after a test done
this morning by the medical staff and in conjunction with the
coaching staff of the national team, it was determined that he
is out” of the team, a news release read.

Rather than returning to the Netherlands to start his recovery
with his club side PSV, Guardado will stay with the national
team to support his teammates and begin recouperation with the
national team’s medical staff.

Mexico is already playing a bit shorthanded, with
Jesus “Tecatito” Corona, Marco Fabian, Giovani dos Santos,
Hirving Lozano and Javier Aquino all missing because of
injuries. 

Guardado could be replaced in the middle of the field by
Orbelin Pineda, the central midfielder who has helped Chivas to
the top of Liga MX so far this campaign, with Jonathan dos
Santos also expected to start in the middle amidst a quality
run of form at Villarreal.

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