USMNT, Tijuana midfielder Joe Corona set for lengthy injury recovery


Club Tijuana midfielder Joe Corona left the club’s 2-1 win over Queretaro on Friday with what looks to be a serious foot injury.

Corona concluded an Instagram post with the above picture by captioning, “Thanks to everyone for the love and support! We will be back in no time! God has a a plan for all of us. #nopasanada #keepcalm #s***happens #wewon”

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Corona and Greg Garza were subs for TJ after playing twice for Jurgen Klinsmann’s USMNT side in the past 8 days, which begs the question as to whether manager Daniel Guzmán was wise to play him.


After the match, Tijuana coach Daniel Guzmán said the club would have to wait to see the test results to determine the extent of Corona’s right foot injury.

Corona seemed to suggest that on social networks that he had fractured his fifth metatarsal bone, which could keep him out at least a month.

Corona has been capped 13 times for the States, scoring twice in the 2013 Gold Cup, but is an even bigger part of Tijuana’s Liga MX aspirations. He’s played 124 times for them, scoring 10 goals, and the club is in eighth place in the table with 16 points.