Ricardo Osorio Leaves National Team Due to Medical Issues

The Mexico national team arrived in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Monday evening to begin preparations for Thursday night's Gold Cup match against Cuba. One player, through, did not travel with the rest of the team. Due to medical reasons, Ricardo Osorio elected to return to Mexico following his team's Gold Cup opener against El Salvador. Instead of traveling to Charlotte, Osorio flew from Dallas to Monterrey on Monday, in order to receive further treatment for a urinary tract infection. Back in Mexico, Osorio will undergo further evaluations as a precaution, reportedly due to a family history of prostate illness.

The 31-year-old defender, who plays domestically for Monterrey, did not make an appearance in Mexico's 5-0 win over El Salvador on Sunday night. Reports today indicate that Osorio originally received medical treatment last week in Denver, Colorado. Although he returned to training, Osorio was still bothered by the infection and elected to receive further attention following Sunday's match.

National Team Director Héctor González Iñárritu announced Osorio's departure from the team today, and stated that currently there is no timetable for the veteran defender's return to the squad.

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