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Mariano Andujar breaks wrist on Argentina duty at Copa America

The Napoli goalkeeper's Copa America campaign has been cut short by injury.

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This news has gone largely missed for some reason, but a few days ago Napoli and Argentina goalkeeper Mariano Andujar broke his right wrist in training, ending his time with the national team at the Copa America.

It sounds like the injury came as a freak accident, a bad fall during warmups ahead of Argentina's quarterfinal match against Jamaica earlier in the week. It's bad news for Andujar, who while he wasn't really expected to play as the backup to Sergio Romero, he was getting ready to fight for his place in Napoli's crowded goalkeeper depth chart.

"I feel sadness, bitterness and helplessness," Andujar told the press before he left the Copa America in Chile. He's already had surgery to put screws in to stabilize the break, and while no official timetable has been announced yet, wrist injuries like this for goalkeepers are generally handled very conservatively, so we likely won't see him back in the side any time soon.

Argentina have replaced Andujar with Agustin Marchesin in their Copa America squad as they try to win their record-tying 15th title in the competition.