Mexico's Raul Jimenez (white jersey) shown in a World Cup qualifier against host El Salvador on September 2, 2016, in San Salvador. (Photo: Mexsport)
LISBON, Portugal -- Benfica announced that Mexico international Raul Jimenez will miss Friday’s Portuguese Primeira Liga encounter at Arouca.
The forward sprained the MCL in his left knee during the Tricolor’s World Cup qualifier at El Salvador on September 2. He did not play against Honduras four days later.
No timeframe for Jimenez’s return was specified, but his participation in Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League game against visiting Besiktas is believed to be in doubt.
Jimenez has two goals in as many games for Benfica this season.