Colombia have suffered a major blow for their World Cup campaign after confirming that first-choice left-back Frank Fabra is out of the entire tournament with an anterior cruciate ligament rupture
The 27-year-old sustained the injury at Colombia training camp in Italy and after undergoing medical examinations and it was concluded that he had ACL damage.
The Colombian Football Federation (FCF) have since confirmed that Fabra is out for the World Cup with Farid Diaz being named as his replacement.
“The Colombian team reports with regret that Frank Fabra suffered a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of the left knee,” an FCF statement read, via SportsKeeda.
“After diagnostic tests of the defender [on Saturday], the medical team confirmed the injury that was expected.
“The entire squad, coaching team and staff received confirmation of the news with great pain.”
Colombia will face Japan on Tuesday in their opening game in Group H of the World Cup.