Kaká ruled out of Copa America for Brazil with muscle strain
Brazil midfielder Kaká will miss the 2016 Copa America with a muscle injury, MLS club Orlando City announced Wednesday.
Kaká, 34, sustained a muscle strain in practice this week and will be replaced by midfielder Ganso, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Kaká was a late add to the roster after Douglas Costa was injured last week. He was set to play in his first Copa America. Kaká played in Brazil’s 2–0 friendly win over Panama on Sunday and afterward reported discomfort. He is the fifth player Brazil has lost to injury before the tournament, with Costa, Rafinha, Ricardo Oliveira and Ederson all out since head coach Dunga announced his preliminary squad for the Copa America.
The deadline for teams to finalize rosters is Friday.