Venezuela midfielder Herrera to miss rest of Copa America

The Nation  |  Jun 20, 2021

Venezuela midfielder Yangel Herrera has been ruled out of the rest of the Copa America in Brazil because of a fractured lower leg, the country's football federation said on Saturday.

The 23-year-old sustained the injury during Venezuela's goalless draw with Colombia in their Group A clash in Guyana last Thursday.

"Stay strong, Yangel Herrera. We are with you! You will come back stronger," the federation said on Twitter.

The announcement came the day before the Vinotinto were due to play Ecuador at Rio de Janeiro's Olympic stadium.

Jose Peseiro's side have already been severely depleted by a COVID-19 outbreak that has forced eight players and five officials into isolation.

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