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Maximiliano Araujo injured: Uruguay winger forced to exit Copa America match against U.S. due to suspected head injury

Uruguay’s Copa America Squad Suffers Loss as Maximiliano Araujo Injured: Latest Updates

Uruguay’s Copa America squad faced a major setback in their match against the United States as star player Maximiliano Araujo suffered a concerning head injury in the first half. The Toluca forward, who has been instrumental in Uruguay’s campaign with two goals and one assist, collided with his teammate and a U.S. defender during a corner kick, resulting in a scary whiplash motion.

The incident prompted immediate medical attention, with Araujo being stretchered off the field and replaced by Cristian Olivera. Despite his impactful performances for both club and country, Araujo’s wellbeing took precedence as the crowd applauded his exit and teammates gestured for medical assistance.

With updates confirming his head injury but stating that he was in good condition at halftime, fans are left awaiting news on Araujo’s status for the rest of the tournament. His absence could prove to be a significant blow to Uruguay’s hopes of clinching their 16th Copa America title, with the player currently ranking among the tournament’s top scorers. Stay tuned for more updates on Araujo’s recovery and potential return to the pitch.

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