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Jesús ‘Tecatito’ Corona could be ruled out for Mexico this summer

The Mexican international suffered a muscle injury on his left leg with FC Porto and that could keep him out of the Olympic tournament this summer.

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Jesús ‘Tecatito’ Corona could be ruled out for Mexico this summer

The Mexico national team has a busy summer ahead of them with the Tokyo Olympics, the CONCACAF Nations League and the Gold Cup. The Mexican Football Federation has stated that the Olympic team is a priority for them and that is why the coach, Jaime Lozano, has the liberty to pick any player above the age of 23 to be included in the final roster.

‘Tecatito’ could miss the Olympics

The Olympic Football tournament is scheduled to start on 21 July, but Lozano has until the end of June to submit the final roster for the event. Jesús ‘Tecatito’ Corona is one of the three players above the age of 23 that is set to join the team for the Olympic tournament, but he suffered a muscle injury this weekend that could prevent him from reaching full-fitness on time.

The Mexican international suffered a muscle injury during the league game against Famalicão on 30 April. Corona had to be replaced in the 19th minute of the match in Porto’s 3-2 victory and had to undergo a medical examination.

The results came back on Monday and it was confirmed that he will miss the next four games if the recovery goes well. This means he won’t play against Benfica (6 May), Farense (10 May), Rio Ave (15 May) and B-SAD (19 May). So if he doesn’t recover on time, Corona could miss all of the tournaments with ‘El Tri’ this summer.