Los Angeles striker Alan Pulido avoided the surgery, but will be out for four months because he will continue conservative treatment after a fracture of the right arm humerus.
“Because of the location of the fracture, the treatment will be conservative with a functional apparatus of branch type, this because both conservative and surgical treatment have the same chances of success,” said a medical doctor about the health of the player.
Pulido, a member of the Mexican team at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, was one of the key figures in Mexico’s attack on the Gold Cup this month in the United States, but on Saturday he collided with a rival in a friendly against Paraguay and Suffered fracture of the humerus.
The doctors determined that the player is immobilized for a month and a half and then start a rehabilitation process that will allow him to recover, although he will not participate in the Apertura 2017 tournament until the end of the regular stage.
Pulido was studied in a Seattle hospital, where he was injured, and yesterday arrived in Guadalajara, western Mexico, and received a second medical opinion.
The forward will be replaced in the Gold Cup team by Erick Torres, striker of the Houston Dynamo of the MLS, who has an excellent moment of sport, with 12 goals so far this season.
Mexico will debut Sunday against El Salvador in Group C of the Cup and then face Jamaica on Thursday and the Sunday following Curacao in the beginning of the title defense won in 2015.