Mexican Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa Sidelined Due to Injury
By Editorial Mediotiempo
Mexico City / November 18, 2023
The Mexican national team has been dealt a blow as goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa has suffered an Acromioclavicular Sprain and edema of the periarticular muscles in his right shoulder. As a result, Ochoa will miss the upcoming match against Honduras at the Estadio Azteca.
It is unclear whether Ochoa will also be unavailable for some of his club, Salernitana’s, upcoming matches in Serie A.
The injury occurred during the first leg game against Honduras in Tegucigalpa, when Ochoa sustained a direct blow to his right shoulder. Magnetic resonance imaging and X-rays confirmed an Acromioclavicular joint injury and edema of the periarticular muscles in his left leg. The recovery time for Ochoa is variable and depends on his progress. He will be unable to participate in the match on Tuesday at the Estadio Azteca.
“Our goalkeeper, Guillermo Ochoa, suffered a direct blow to his right shoulder during the first leg game in Honduras. After undergoing magnetic resonance imaging and X-rays, it was confirmed that he has an Acromioclavicular joint injury and edema of the periarticular muscles in his left leg. The recovery time is variable and depends on his progress. Ochoa will be unavailable for the upcoming match at the Estadio Azteca.”
How Did the Injury Occur?
It was in the sixth minute of the first half when a midfielder from Honduras sent a pass towards Choco Lozano, who was heading towards César Montes. However, Ochoa anticipated the trajectory of the ball and made a brave interception.
Unfortunately for the Salernitana goalkeeper, Lozano collided with him, causing most of the damage to his right shoulder. Luis Ángel Malagón, the goalkeeper for Club América, replaced Ochoa and conceded the goal, resulting in a victory for Honduras.