Keylor Navas to miss Copa America

Keylor Navas for Real Madrid on August 31, 2014

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Costa Rica will have to make do without the services of goalkeeper Keylor Navas for this summer’s Copa America because of an Achilles problem.

The Central American nation confirmed the news following consultation with the medical team at Navas’s club Real Madrid.

“This Monday the medical department at Real Madrid communicated to the medical department at Fedefutbol that they had done a scan on the national goalkeeper’s left heel,” read a statement from the Costa Rican Football Association.

“In the statement it said that the keeper had chronic Achilles tendonitis, so it was recommended that he stop completely in order to get a definitive treatment.

“Our department has asked for images of the scan, and received them some hours later, when they were looked at by our doctors, along with radiologist Randall Bujan and orthopaedic specialist Vladimir Badilla, who agreed that it needed treatment at this time.”

Deportivo Saprissa keeper Danny Carvajal has been drafted in as a replacement.

Source: Sportsmole – La Liga

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