Illness forces Osorio’s return to Mexico
Illness has forced Ricardo Osorio to leave the Mexico national
team and return to Monterrey for treatment, the Mexican Football
Federation announced late Monday.
Osorio has recently complained of pain in his urinary tract, and
with a family history of prostate disease, Mexico’s technical and
medical staff decided to take no chances in treating the
The defender, who joined Monterrey from
Bundesliga club Stuttgart last year, was not selected in
coach Jose Manuel de la Torre’s bench for Mexico’s Gold Cup opener
against El Salvador.
El Tri would go on to win the match, defeating the
Salvadorans 5-0 on Sunday in Dallas.
Osorio had been treated for similar symptoms earlier in camp
before returning to training. On Monday, Osorio reported renewed
pain, leading to his return to Mexico.
Mexican federation spokesman Hector Gonzalez Inarritu expressed
Rayado would make a quick return to the team.
Osorio has been capped 82 times by
El Tri, making appearances at the 2006 and 2010 World Cups.
As a 23-year-old, Osorio was a member of the Mexico team that won
the 2003 Gold Cup.
Mexico’s next match in this year’s Gold Cup is on Thursday, in
Charlotte, against Cuba.