Moises Muñoz, a goalkeeper for Mexico's America soccer club, suffered a fracture in the index finger of his left hand in a traffic accident over the weekend, the team said Monday.
Muñoz also sustained several cuts on the same arm, a team doctor told reporters.
The 32-year-old Muñoz was involved in an accident Sunday while driving with his family on the Morelia-Mexico City highway.
The goalie was treated at a hospital in Atlacomulco and later airlifted to a hospital in Mexico City.
Muñoz has been treated for his injuries and is expected to recover fully in about 15 days, but he will remain in the hospital for observation for 48 hours to rule out neurological problems, the team doctor said.
The Club America goalie is expected to recover completely because "there is no injury that could cause any type of disability," the team doctor said.
Muñoz was traveling with six other people, including his wife and two children, when the accident happened.
All of the other occupants of Muñoz's automobile are out of danger.
Muñoz started his professional career with Morelia in 1999, signed with Atlante in 2010 and joined America this season, helping the team win all of its Clausura 2012 tournament matches. EFE