Injured Wallace out of Gold Cup
Costa Rica’s Rodney Wallace (#13) celebrates with teammates after scoring against French Guiana in the CONCACAF Gold Cup on July 14, 2017, in Frisco, Texas, USA. (Photo: AFP)
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PHILADELPHIA – Costa Rica midfielder Rodney Wallace will miss the remainder of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup after suffering an injury to his right abductor muscle, the Federación Costarricense de Fútbol announced Tuesday.

The 29-year-old New York City FC star, who scored a goal and registered an assist in three games, is the Ticos’s fifth recent injury casualty.  Ronald Matarrita was injured prior to the Gold Cup, followed by Bryan Oviedo, Joel Campbell and Johan Venegas during Group A play.

"It's complicated because at the moment we are entering a very important phase of the Gold Cup,” said Wallace.  “Obviously as a player I want to play, but they are things that happen in football and I have to accept them.”

Costa Rica will face Panama in the quarterfinals Wednesday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelpia.