Salcedo, Araujo sustain injuries in Mexico defeat
Carlos Salcedo (picture) suffered a fractured left clavicle in Mexico's friendly against Croatia on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at AT & T Stadium in Arlington, Texas (Photo: Mexsport)

ARLINGTON, Texas - Mexican National Team defenders Nestor Araujo and Carlos Salcedo sustained injuries in El Tricolor's 1-0 defeat to Croatia in an international friendly played on Tuesday night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Araujo was forced to leave Tuesday's match in the 17' after a collision with Ante Rebic, while a blow to the shoulder forced Salcedo to depart in the 69'.

"Nestor Araujo suffered a left knee injury and was transported to the hospital where after an initial evaluation it was determined that he has a meniscus injury in the left knee, a medial collateral ligament injury and a patellar edema," said the Federacion Mexicana de Futbol (FMF) in a statement.

As for Salcedo, an initial evaluation of the Eintracht Frankfurt man revealed a fractured left clavicle.

"Salcedo will be evaluated to determine the treatment, which will probably require surgery," stated the FMF.

Both players are expected to undergo further medical tests in Mexico on Wednesday.

Defender Diego Reyes also suffered a slight hamstring injury and was substituted off as a precautionary move taken by Head Coach Juan Carlos Osorio, who expressed empathy for his injured players.

"It's very unfortunate, they feel wounded, sad," said Osorio in his post-match press conference.

"You are seeing it from the outside, but when you are living it, it is devastating, very sad," concluded Osorio.