Ricardo Osorio Leaves Mexico Team With Illness

Mexico defender Ricardo Osorio has left the team after their first Gold Cup match and returned to Monterrey where he will be treated for an illness, the Mexican Football Federation announced. Osorio had complained of pain in his urinary tract and has a family history of prostate cancer. Osorio had complained about the pain in training camp prior to the tournament, but was treated and returned to action with the team.

The 31-year-old was not named to the bench in Mexico's 5-0 win over El Salvador in the tournament opener on Sunday and he was not being counted on to make a huge impact for the team so his absence will not be a big issue for El Tri. They are set at the back without the former Stuttgart defender, currently with Monterrey, and remain the tournament favorites.

Osorio has 82 caps for El Tri and was a member of their past two World Cup teams so he has had a major role with the team in the past, but he's been passed up by younger players and has been relegated to a reserve role. Mexico will continue Gold Cup play on Thursday against Cuba in Charlotte, NC.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.