Keylor Navas will miss the Copa America Centenario because of an injury and has been replaced on the Ticos' roster by Saprissa goalkeeper Danny Carvajal, the Costa Rican federation announced Monday.
Real Madrid announced earlier in the day that the player had suffered an injury, one that while not serious, requires rest to heal.
"After the tests carried out this afternoon on our player, Keylor Navas, at the Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital, he has been diagnosed with an achilles tendinopathy in his left foot," a statement from the club read. "His recovery will continue to be assessed."
In a news release, the Costa Rican federation said their doctors had requested the images taken by Real Madrid's medical staff and agreed with the Spanish doctors' prognosis that he should be treated now rather than risk playing in the summer tournament.
"This is the same injury that Navas has had for a year and which has not responded to multiple conservative treatments that he's had," Costa Rica's statement read. Because of that, Real Madrid will determine how they're going to get a definitive resolution to the case."
It's the second consecutive tournament that the goalkeeper has missed. His replacement at that tournament, Esteban Alvarado, also is out of the Copa America because of a leg injury suffered before the roster was named. That leaves domestic-based goalkeepers Patrick Pemberton, of Alajuelense, and Leonel Moreira, of reigning champion Herediano.
"I think the guys in times like this this they’re able to replace those players, and in this case it’s Moreira or Patrick job to step in," Costa Rica coach Oscar Ramirez said.
Forward Ariel Rodriguez also will not be able to join the squad because of an injury. He'll be replaced by 35-year-old Johnny Woodly, who is still looking for his first international cap.