Club Tijuana Xolos and Mexican national team defender Yasser Corona has started his recovery after sustaining a serious neck injury on January 31.
During a match in Copa MX against Correcaminos, Corona jumped to clear a ball but was hit from the back of the head from an opposing player. Unfortunately, Corona was knocked unconscious and when he landed, he damaged his vertebrae.
The 29-year-old began his national team career with Mexico in 2015 during the CONCACAF Gold Cup. His Gold Cup was cut short, sadly, when he picked up a knee injury in the knockout match against Costa Rica. Mexico would go on to win the cup defeating Jamaica, 3-1, in the final.
With Mexico playing two tournaments this summer, Yasser Corona would have definitely been a target for the Gold Cup which will be played in the United States this July. Moreover, his recent play was at a level where he may have even won a starting position.
Yasser is in rehabilitation after a successful surgery, and there is a chance the defender’s playing career will come to an end. However, it is too early to decide such an outcome. The doctors will have a better outlook once he goes through his rehabilitation.
Tijuana responds to reports Yasser Corona won’t return to the pitch after neck injury, saying doctors evaluating & verdict will take time. pic.twitter.com/FZl20Iyb2d
— Jon Arnold (@ArnoldcommaJon) February 16, 2017
Yasser Corona’s passion for the game will not go unnoticed, and his impact on the teams he has played on has been shown with signs of support.
— Gallos de Querétaro (@Club_Queretaro) February 12, 2017
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