Juninho could miss the rest of the Clausura season after dislocating his shoulder against Pumas in the CONCACAF Champions League quarter-final last night.
The Brazilian fell awkwardly just before the hour and was immediately replaced by Francisco Meza.
Camera footage showed him in a considerable amount of discomfort as he headed down the tunnel, and pictures have been circulating of his heavily strapped arm in the media today.
Although experts suggest he won’t have to wear the sling for more than a couple of weeks, it could take more than 12 weeks for him to fully recover.
Even an optimistic 8-week recovery period wouldn’t give him a return date until late-April.
The Clausura final is typically in the final two weeks of May, calling into question whether we’ll see him again before the Apertura.
Elsewhere, it’s been confirmed that Damian injured a muscle in his right leg and Rivas suffered from “acute” back pain during the warm-up. They will both miss this weekend’s game against Puebla.