Mexico int’l Guardado sidelined up to six weeks

Andres Guardado (pictured) will miss Mexico's CONCACAF Cup match against the USA with an ankle injury. (Photo: Mexsport)

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands – PSV Eindhoven confirmed Monday that midfielder Andres Guardado will be out of action for four-to-six weeks with an ankle injury suffered at Manchester United on September 15 in a UEFA Champions League meeting. 

The news means that the 28-year-old will miss Mexico’s CONCACAF Cup match against the United States on October 10. The winner of that encounter will earn a place in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. 

Guardado, who underwent a MRI after severe swelling subsided, was forced to leave the Old Trafford pitch in the 70th minute after a challenge by Chris Smalling in a game that the Dutch power won, 2-1. 

In July, Guardado was the named the CONCACAF Gold Cup’s Golden Ball winner, following Mexico’s 3-1 win over Jamaica in the final.