Luis Malagón also misses the start of the Apertura 2024 tournament due to his muscle injury – La Opinion

Luis Malagón also misses the start of the Apertura 2024 tournament due to his muscle injury – La Opinion

Unfortunately, the muscle injury of América goalkeeper Luis Malagón with the Mexican team was more severe than expected, because this Monday through a press release published on their social networks, the Águilas announced that the absence of their starting goalkeeper from the fields will be between four to six weeks, With which he will miss the start of the Apertura 2024 tournament, scheduled for July 6 against Atlético San Luis.

América reported in its medical part on its official account of the social network X that: “Club América reports that our player, Luis Malagón, has a muscle injury to the long head of the biceps, which involves an extension of 12 cm. in total of the myotendinous junction and is classified in a second degree. The recovery time will be 4 to 6 weeks, according to its evolution.”

This implies that not only against Atlético San Luis would the goalkeeper born 27 years ago in the city of Zamora, Michoacán, be absent, with which his reappearance would be scheduled for the first of the four double dates that the Apertura 2024 tournament will have. on matchday three against Tigres on Wednesday, July 17, as well as against Gallos Blancos de Querétaro scheduled a date earlier, on the second matchday that will be played on July 12.

Obviously, this represents a hard blow for América and for Malagón, who had completely taken ownership of the three posts of the Águilas, goalkeeper Óscar Jiménez was relegated to the role of substitute, thanks to the performances of Malagón.

His performance in the regular tournament, but especially in the last group, catapulted him to the title of the Mexican team, where he aimed to be the natural replacement for Guillermo Ochoa, who, by not being called up to the 2024 Copa América, had left the panorama free for Malagón.

Thus, the American goalkeeper arrived with all the aspirations to have the option of appearing in the duel against Brazil last Saturday, June 8 in Texas, but two days before it was announced that he had suffered a very strong strain on his right leg that ended up getting worse and thus he was left out of the national team and Carlos Acevedo from Santos Laguna had to be called up.

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Until date three of the Apertura 2024 tournament, Luis Malagón is expected to return to the América goal in the duel against Tigres de la UANL. Photo: Fabian Meza/Imago7.

This forced Malagón to return to Mexico to be treated by the América medical service, which after performing After several exhaustive examinations, it was decided to reveal the severity of the goalkeeper’s muscle injury, which was more severe than previously thought.

Malagón’s absence in the Copa América will be a hard blow to his career, but one that he will have to overcome with personality to return to the national team. and fight for a place on the list that will play in the 2026 World Cup.

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