Jesus Tecatito Corona, a winger for Sevilla, is hoping to recover from an injury in October so that he can join Gerardo Martino’s Mexico squad for the Qatar 2022 Fifa World Cup.
Corona, 29, injured his fibula in August and will miss El Tri’s final matches before the Fifa tournament this month. Additionally, he tore ligaments in his left ankle, which necessitated surgery to repair the harm from training while wearing a metal plate put into the fibula.
A four to five-month first layoff was anticipated by Sevilla due to the seriousness of Corona’s injury. The 71-cap attacker was sidelined after just the first La Liga encounter of the year, where he played for an hour but was unable to save a loss at Osasuna.
Martino wants Corona to return from injury as soon as Sevilla’s medical staff believes is feasible so that he can gain experience playing in games before the World Cup with Mexico. Before games against Colombia and Peru, Tri’s head coach was quoted by Marca as saying:
The physicians say that he is getting rehabilitation in Seville. We hope to have the opportunity to compete for a spot in the World Cup in the early days of October.
Corona’s Injury Gives Mexico’s Forwards a Chance to Shine
Mexico’s final matches before the 2022 Qatar World Cup are friendly contests against Colombia and Peru. El Tri plays La Blanquirroja this Sunday, September 25 at 2:00 BST, and Los Cafeteros on Wednesday, September 28 at 3:00 BST, both at Levi’s Stadium.
Due to Corona’s injury, their September squad represents a rare instance of an international camp without the right-forward. After contributing 10 goals and 10 assists thus far, he can provide Martino with a creative presence in Qatar. He has been a mainstay of the Mexico team for a number of years.
Corona’s injury will now be used by Mexico’s other attacking alternatives to convince Martino to send them to Qatar for the World Cup rather than the Sevilla star, though. During Group C, the North American nation will compete against Argentina, Poland, and Saudi Arabia.