Carlos Vela under medical supervision and could face 10 days on the sidelines
Written by Renzo on June 19, 2010 23:30
Arsenal striker Carlos Vela will surely miss Mexico’s last game of Group A against Uruguay and could also miss a potential 2nd Round game on June 26 or 27.
According to a statement released by the Mexican federation statement today, it is not clear how serious the hamstring injury of the 21-year old is but the striker is training separately from the rest of the group and will remain under medical supervision to assess for how long he will have to stay on the sidelines.
Vela, who revealed how he intends to use the tournament to show what he can do, suffered the injury mid-way through the first half in last Thursday’s 2-0 win over France and according to reports he could be out for a one week up to ten days.
Speaking about the striker on the club’s official website, manager Arsene Wenger said how Vela was impressive in pre-World Cup friendlies and needs a good World Cup ahead of next season with the Gunners.
The Mexican Federation statement on the striker’s injury reads:
The player will remain under medical supervision and the trainers will determine when he has recovered enough from this injury to work with the rest of the team.