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Mexico

TEAM ANALYSIS: El Tri had no trouble topping the CONCACAF table to qualify for the World Cup, and as always they have their sites set on a deep run in the tournament. Unfortunately injury concerns will make that a tough task. Ochoa in goal and Chicharito up front will be the most important players if Mexico is going to continue to advance in the Knockout Round, but the latter is an Elevated Injury Risk due to a string of injuries including a knee injury just last month. They also don’t have Diego Reyes after he was ruled out for the tournament due to a slight thigh muscle tear. With their experience, we expected Mexico to advance past the Group Stage, but making a deeper run in the tournament is going to be a challenge.

 

OVERALL INJURY RISK: ELEVATED

 

Guillermo Ochoa G, Standard Liege

  • No relevant injuries

Néstor Araujo D, Santos Laguna – OUT

  • Left knee meniscus surgery (April 2018, out indefinitely)

Héctor Moreno D, Real Sociedad

  • Grade 1 groin injury (February 2018, missed 1 week)
  • Left thigh injury (September 2017, missed 1 week)
  • Thigh injury (July 2016, missed 1.5 weeks)
  • Right foot surgery (July 2015, missed 4 weeks)
  • Left tibia fracture (July 2014, missed 22 weeks)
  • 5th metatarsal right foot fracture (December 2008, missed 16 weeks)

Diego Reyes D, Porto – OUT

  • Right thigh muscle tear (May 2018, Doubtful for World Cup)
  • Hamstring injury (April 2018, missed 1 week)

Jesús Corona M, Porto

  • Right ankle injury (March2018, missed 2 weeks)
  • Fractured finger (February 2018, missed 1 week)
  • Sprained ankle (April 2017, missed 1 week)
  • Muscle injury (February 2017, missed 3.5 weeks)
  • AC joint contusion (August 2016, missed 2 weeks)
  • Foot injury (March 2015, missed 3.5 weeks)

Jonathan Dos Santos M, LA Galaxy

  • Right leg injury (May 2018, missed 1 week)
  • Calf injury (April 2018, missed 1 week)
  • Myofascial injury in the distal third of the left crural biceps – hamstring (March 2018, missed 3.5 weeks)
  • Muscle injury (April 2017, missed 2 weeks)
  • Achilles injury (October 2016, missed 1.5 weeks)
  • Knee injury (August-September 2016, missed 4 weeks)
  • Achilles tendon rupture (February 2016, missed 7.5 weeks)
  • Right cruciate ligament rupture (October 2013, missed 26.5 weeks)

Andrés Guardado M, Real Betis

  • Lower leg surgery (May 2018- 1 month, ready for the World Cup)
  • Bruised foot (April 2018, missed 1 week)
  • Muscle injury (February 2018, missed 3.5 weeks)
  • Tear in the right hamstring (December 2017, missed 3 weeks)
  • Right leg injury (March 2017,missed 2 weeks)
  • Right thigh injury (November 2016, missed 4.5 weeks)
  • Left hamstring strain (October 2016, missed 2 weeks)
  • Strained right thigh (April 2016, missed 2.5 weeks)
  • Right thigh injury (February 2016, missed 3 weeks)
  • Left malleolar injury (September 2015, missed 2 weeks)

Héctor Herrera M, Porto

  • Recurring leg injury (March 2018, missed 2 weeks)
  • Left foot injury (February 2017, missed 2 weeks)

Miguel Layún M, Sevilla

  • Abductor muscle tear (December 2016, missed 5 weeks)

Hirving Lozano M, PSV Eidenhoven

  • Right shoulder injury (May 2018, played next game)
  • Dislocated right elbow (October 2017, missed 1.5 weeks)

Javier Hernández F, West Ham

  • Knee injury (May 2018, missed 1.5 weeks)
  • Left hamstring Injury (November 2017, missed 3 weeks)
  • Muscular injury (March 2017, missed 3 weeks)
  • Pulled hamstring at the adductors (February 2017, missed 1.5 weeks)
  • Right hand fracture (August 2016, missed 2.5 weeks)
  • Minor torn muscle fibre in left glute (February 2016, missed 1.5 weeks)
  • Right collarbone fracture (July 2015, missed 6.5 weeks)

Oribe Peralta F, Club America

  • Muscle injury (August 2017, missed 1.5 weeks)
  • Broken nose (Agust 2016, missed 2 weeks)
  • Back injury, lumbrosacal inflamation (August 2015, missed 2 weeks)

Carlos Vela F, LAFC

  • Knee injury (January 2017, missed 1.5 weeks)
  • Medial meniscus tear in right knee (February 2015, missed 7.5 weeks)

 

Group ARussia / Saudi Arabia / Egypt / Uruguay 

Group BPortugal / Spain / Morocco / Iran

Group CFrance / Australia / Peru / Denmark

Group DArgentina / Iceland / Croatia / Nigeria

Group EBrazil / Switzerland / Costa Rica / Serbia

Group FGermany / Mexico / Sweden / South Korea

Group GBelgium / Panama / Tunisia / England

Group HPoland / Senegal / Colombia / Japan

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