'Chicharito' confirms knee injury: "Let's see how serious it is"

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The Mexican soccer player Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, of the LA Galaxy of the MLS, confirmed this Wednesday after the match against Real Salt Lake in the US Open Cup that he has a knee injury.

“I want to thank all the people at Real Salt Lake who helped me get off the field well and who were there taking care of me afterwards. And also to all the people in the stadium. I heard you and thanks for clapping and for wishing me the best when I was coming out." said the Mexican striker in a video in Instagram.

“I have a knee injury but we will see how serious it is in the next few days. Let's hope it's not that serious. And once again, thanks to everyone who sends their good vibes and who helped me in this difficult moment. Thank you, ”she closed.

The LA Galaxy fell this Wednesday eliminated in the quarterfinals of the US Open Cup against Real Salt Lake 3-2 in a match in which Chicharito retired in the 27th minute with a knee injury.

The striker suffered that injury alone and without colliding with any rival player when he was running and his right knee caught in the grass.

As soon as you see yourself on the ground, 'Chicharito' quickly requested the entry of medical assistance with obvious gestures of pain and was later removed on a stretcher.

After the match, Galaxy coach Greg Vanney said that The Mexican will return to Los Angeles with the team to do the pertinent tests.

“I am worried about him. In general, because I'm always worried when someone goes down with a knee injury and has to leave the game. I am always afraid for everyone in that situation (…). I hope it's nothing serious, but I'm worried." said the technician at a press conference.

For his part, the Uruguayan Gastón Brugman admitted that in the locker room they are “sad” for the injury of the team captain.

“The first thing, really for us 'Chicharito' is a fundamental value within the teamnot only on the pitch but also in the locker room," he said.

"Let's hope it's nothing serious. (…). We know how important he is to the team,” he added.

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