Massive Juninho injury blow – will we see Brazilian again this season?

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.

Juninho suffered a dislocated left shoulder.

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.

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