Mexico’s lightning quick striker Nery Castillo will miss tonight’s semi final against Argentina.
The Olympiakos forward has failed to shrug off the knee injury he picked up in the 6-0 quarter final drubbing of Paraguay, according to the team’s press secretary Mauricio Zavala.
His absence will be sorely felt by the Mexicans, who have relied on his pace to undo defences. Castillo, 23, has been one of the stars of the Copa America, scoring a memorable goal in Mexico’s opening match against Brazil and notching two more since.
His place will likely be taken by either Omar Bravo or Cuauhtemoc Blanco.