LA Galaxy captain Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez will miss the remainder of the Main League Soccer season with a torn ligament in his proper knee.
Wednesday evening’s US Open Cup quarterfinal match between the LA Galaxy and Actual Salt Lake had some drama play out on the sector because the groups reversed their scoring fortunes with some déjà vu after final week’s MLS recreation.
However much more worrisome for the Angelenos, who occupy the basement place of the Western Convention’s desk, was the contactless damage Chicharito suffered within the twenty third minute.
A cross from Riqui Puig abruptly turned to horror as Chicharito, who seemed like he may need prolonged and stepped on the ball in making an attempt to regulate, went down and instantly signaled to the sideline for help.
The Galaxy has confirmed the information with a press release that reads: “The LA Galaxy as we speak introduced that ahead Javier “Chicharito” Hernández sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his proper knee throughout the membership’s 2023 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinal match towards Actual Salt Lake on June 7. Hernández will bear surgical procedure on a date to be decided to start the rehabilitation course of.”
Head coach Greg Vanney had expressed his hopes of the damage not being too critical after the veteran was stretchered off the sector.
“We do not know till we get an MRI to see the place it is at, so our fingers are crossed,” he stated in a postgame interview.
Chicharito has not lived as much as expectations this season, with one aim and an help by way of 9 matches so far. His absence is a significant blow for the five-time MLS Cup champions, who should look elsewhere for a supply of targets up entrance.
Dejan Joveljić, the 23-year-old Serbia worldwide who changed him, appears the possible candidate to guide Vanney’s assault together with Preston Judd and Jonathan Perez.
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