Jesus "El Tecatito" Corona suffers a painful injury that will leave him out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar this Winter.
Corona, 29, has suffered a fractured fibula and ligament damage on his left ankle during a Thursday training session with him club in Sevilla, Spain.
The Spanish club released a statement on the disappointing news for them and the Mexican player. Corona has gone into immediate rehabilitation for his injuries, and is expected to be out of the game for almost half a year.
"Jesús Tecatito Corona has been operated on this afternoon for the fracture of the fibula and rupture of the ankle ligaments at the Fremap clinic in Seville," said the team in a statement. "Dr. Najarro has been the doctor who has intervened at the Mexican extreme, to whom he has placed a plate with screws in the fibula and has applied a suture to both the external and internal ligaments. The player, if everything goes well, will remain hospitalized for a couple of days before being discharged from the hospital to immediately start rehabilitation."
According to the club's statement, the player suffered these injuries without making any physical contact during the training session.
"Tecatito suffered the significant injury in training this Thursday in a throw of the game without any contact," Sevilla mentioend in their statement. "The player was rushed to Fremap after the mishap to be subjected to tests that revealed the severity of the left ankle injury, the club's medical service reported. Initially, this type of injury needs a recovery of between four and five months,' they added.
The Mexican national team will now have to re-think their approach to November's World Cup, as Corona's absent will play a huge part in the team's offensive scheme along with Hirving "El Chucky" Lozano on the other end of the field.