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Yasser Corona out of intensive care

A bit of good news for the injured Xolos defender.

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Per a club press release, Tijuana center back Yasser Corona is out of intensive care just 24 hours after undergoing surgery to repair damage to his fractured sixth cervical vertebrae. The 29 year old Corona sustained the injury late in Tuesday night’s match against Correcaminos UAT in Xolos’ second Copa MX match when he landed on his neck after challenging for a crossed ball. He was placed into an ambulance and taken to a hospital just a few kilometers from Estadio Caliente.

An initial report states that Corona had “spacers and a titanium plate with four screws” surgically implanted into his spine by a neurosurgeon. The surgery reportedly took place Wednesday morning, and says that he is listed in stable condition. A press release late Thuessay night said that Corona had made "significant improvement” and that he was visited by his teammates and the Xolos coaching staff.

We will continue to keep Yasser, his family, and his Xolos teammates in our thoughts and will bring updates to his situation as soon as details are made available.