Giovani Dos Santos will not participate in Mexico's match against Costa Rica on Saturday and has been replaced on the roster by America left back Edgar Castillo.
Dos Santos suffered an adductor injury on the weekend.
He left Ipswich Town's encounter on Saturday in the 26th minute but
traveled to Mexico for the upcoming qualifiers nonetheless. Team
doctors, though, ruled him out for Saturday but will wait until next
week to determine if the youngster can recover in time to travel to
Honduras for a game on April 1.
While still a member of
Tottenham, Dos Santos suffered an injury blow late last year when he
hurt his ankle and missed some time with the national team as well.
Castillo replaces Dos Santos on the roster but plays a much different
position. As a defender, Castillo might indeed be in the mix to see
some time as left back Carlos Salcido is suspended for Saturday's
match. Additionally, Salcido arrived in Mexico with a rib injury and
his own status for Honduras may also be in doubt; the Mexican Football
Federation said on its Web site that Salcido is undergoing treatment
that will allow him to play against Honduras.