Mexico suffer Copa America injury blow, Herrera ruled out

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Mexico defender Miguel Herrera will miss this summer’s Copa America with an injury, according to Goal.

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The Pachuca defender has enjoyed a fantastic season, although it’s ended in double disappointment as his side lost in the Liga MX play-off semi-finals and he’s picked up an ankle injury to keep him out of action for Mexico.

He will be replaced in the Mexico squad by Atlas defender Juan Carlos “Topo” Valenzuela.

It is a bitter blow for the 26 year old. He only made his Mexico debut in September last year, as he played the full 90 minutes in Mexico’s 0-0 draw with Chile.

Mexico are stretched this summer, as they have to send two separate squads to the Copa America and Gold Cup.

He has played for Pachuca for his entire career since signing professional terms in 2008. He made his full debut in 2012 and has since gone on to play almost 100 games for the club.

Mexico’s Copa America preparations continue with a friendly against Guatemala on Saturday.

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