Club América confirm serious injury to Jesús 'Chucho' López

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Blaise Bourgeois

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On Wednesday, Club América advanced past very testy Honduran side Olimpia, losing 1-0 on the night but moving on to the Concacaf Champions League quarter-finals by virtue of away goals.

However, the Mexican giants did not escape unscathed.

Around the hour-mark, Jesús ‘Chucho’ López was forced to be stretchered off after suffering a leg injury after being on the wrong end of a Justin Arboleda tackle.

The player left the stadium directly to the hospital to assess the severity of his injury.

In a statement released on Thursday, América confirmed that López indeed suffered a serious leg injury: a fractured fibula that will require surgical intervention.

In addition, América has informed the public that it will ask Concacaf to suspend Arboleda for ‘violent conduct’.