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Panic in Mexico! Tecatito misses World Cup after fracture

Mexican soccer player Jesús Corona left training at the Sánchez-Pizjuan stadium in an ambulance on Thursday due to a serious ankle injury 

August 18, 2022 9:28am

Updated: August 18, 2022 9:49pm

Mexican striker Jesús "Tecatito" Corona, star of Sevilla F.C. in the Spanish La Liga, suffered a serious injury on Thursday. He had to leave the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán stadium in an ambulance after an incident during training before the match against Real Valladolid. 

Tecatito ruptured ligaments in his ankle and fibula. He will have to undergo surgery and will miss the Qatar 2022 World Cup. A hard blow for Mexico's national team.

The player, a vital part of Julen Lopetegui's scheme at Sevilla, has brought bad news at the start of the season. Corona's long-term absence is a hard blow for Gerardo "Tata" Martino's national team, as he is one of its most experienced strikers in European soccer and a key player alongside Raúl Jiménez and Hirving "Chucky" Lozano.


The Sevilla coach explained at the press conference that "the ankle was caught up during a play and it does not look good". The club announced that after the tests were carried out, the Mexican player suffered torn ligaments in his ankle and a fracture of the fibula.

Mexico opens Group C of the Qatar 2022 World Cup against Poland on November 22 in a match that will be key to their hopes of advancing to the Round of 16. Then they will play a match against favored Argentina on November 26 and the group stage against Saudi Arabia on November 30.