West Ham defender risks missing the remainder of the Copa America due to injury

Football news 23 june 2024, 15:29
Alex Olise Dailysports's expert Alex Olise
West Ham defender risks missing the remainder of the Copa America due to injury Photo: x.com/AllFutbolMX

Mexico's captain Edson Alvarez sustained an injury that could end his participation in the Copa America immediately after the first match against Jamaica.

The central defender for West Ham United fell to the ground clutching his knee on the 30th minute and soon left the field in tears.

The opening match of Group B in Houston was quite disorderly: the fate of the game was decided by the lone goal scored by Mexico's left-back Gerardo Arteaga in the 69th minute.

Another West Ham player and Jamaica's forward, Michael Antonio, headed a goal early in the second half, but VAR confirmed it was offside.

Mexico's coaching staff is assessing Alvarez's condition ahead of their next group stage match against Venezuela on Thursday, but his injury is causing serious concerns.

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