Mexican Hirving Lozano (neck) will miss the rest of the Gold Cup
Jul 10, 2021; Arlington, Texas, United States; Mexico forward Hirving Lozano (22) is injured during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup group stage soccer match against Trinidad and Tobago at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Mexican midfielder Hirving “Chucky” Lozano will miss the remainder of the CONCACAF Gold Cup after hypertensive neck strain.
The injury occurred in a 0-0 draw with Trinidad and Tobago in the Group A opener at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday.
He was treated at a Dallas area hospital and released to recover at the team hotel. Lozano, who turns 26 later this month, will undergo follow-up neurological tests and will likely be out for four to six weeks.
The Mexican team said on Sunday that a plastic surgeon had also treated an injury to Lozano’s left eyebrow.
Here is the medical report concerning our striker Hirving Lozano. ????
Chucky will miss the rest of the Gold Cup. ???
– Mexican National Team (@miseleccionmxEN) July 11, 2021
Lozano, who plays as Napoli winger in Italy’s Serie A, was pushed around in the 11th minute as he attacked the goal, and as he fell his head hit the knee of Trinidad and Tobago goalkeeper Marvin Phillip. Lozano, who has scored 14 goals in 49 appearances for Mexico, has been sent off.
Play continued with Lozano on the ground and Hector Herrera immediately took a shot from the post before play was stopped for seven minutes to deal with the affected player.
Pre-tournament favorites Mexico face Guatemala on Wednesday at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas.
-Media at field level