Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez will be out of action for four weeks, and the Gold Cup in the process, after undergoing a collarbone surgery, Mexico have confirmed.
Javier Hernandez fractured his right collarbone on Wednesday, in a warm-up game against Honduras. The Manchester United striker collided with Honduras defender Brayan Beckles, just before half-time, and had to be replaced immediately.
The Mexican team doctor Gerardo Aguiar has now confirmed that the 27-year-old forward underwent a successful operation on his collarbone and will be out of action for four weeks.
a Javier HernA?ndez underwent a successful operation this morning a he had two plates inserted in his right collarbone fixed with six screws.
a The prognosis is quite acceptable with good expectations for a quick recovery, which we hope will be in four weeks.a a Aguiar said.
This means that Hernandez will now miss the upcoming Gold Cup, which starts on 7th of July. Mexico have included Santos Luguna striker Javier Orozco in the squad as Chicharitoa s replacement. Orozco, who has made 11 appearances for the national team so far, is determined to make the most of his chances.
a Ita s a shame it had to be this way, with an injury to a Chicharitoa who is a standout player in the national team. But Ia ll make the most of my chance a Ita s important to come back with the Cup because ita s an obligation to win it.a – Orozco told the press.
This injury not only comes as a big blow to Mexicoa s hope of winning the title, but also to Hernandeza s desire to move away from Manchester United. Chicharito has remains unwanted by manager Louis van Gaal and he needs to find a new club in order to gain regular first team action next season. Earlier reports suggested that United could use Hernandez in a play plus cash deal to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur. Those rumours have gone cold now, but Italian club Lazio and Inter Milan are keeping a keen eye on the striker. This new injury concern could however deter interested clubs from making a move.