The Mexican striker will be out for a few months due to his recent injury
After a few days of uncertainty, the LA Galaxy announced that Mexican striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, an injury he sustained midway through a US Cup match. Open Lake against Real Salt.
It was through a statement on his social networks, where the Los Angeles team explained the seriousness of his injury, though without giving an estimated recovery time. However, it usually takes at least four to five months for them to recover from this type of accident, depending on the rehabilitation undertaken.
The LA Galaxy announced today that forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez suffered a torn ACL in his right knee on June 7 during the club’s 2023 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup quarterfinal match against Real Salt Lake. Hernandez will have surgery at a date to be determined to begin the rehabilitation process.
As already mentioned, he suffered his injury during the quarter-finals of the United States Cup tournament against Real Salt Lake. At the time when Chicharito fell on the grass and requested the admission of medical assistance, the match was already in favor of the “Royals” with a score of 1-0. Unfortunately for the Angelenos, with the loss of Hernandez, they were also eliminated from the cup tournament after falling 3–2 at the end of 90 minutes.
It was 27 minutes into the game when, in an attempt to reach a ball 3/4 into the pitch, the Guadalajara native twisted his knee without making contact with another player. Immediately, he was beaten onto the grass at American First Field. The striker put his hand to his forehead while he was examined by the team’s medical staff and moments later a stretcher entered to carry him off the pitch.