A torn ligament sidelines Chicharito from the season as Los Angeles Galaxy signs Cameroonian youngster

Facing a career crossroads, Chicharito commits to recovery while Galaxy scouts potential stand-ins from local talent to Argentine stars.

Perhaps it came at one of the most pressing moments in his career. Mexican striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez, who was looking to convince everyone to return to the Mexican national team, suffered an injury that caused him to miss the entire season and needed surgery.

The Galaxy announced that Chicharito’s operation was successful. Hernandez had to undergo surgery after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, which he sustained during the match corresponding to the quarterfinals of the US Open Cup against Real Salt Lake.

Hernandez left his first words after the operation and thanked the doctor who performed the surgery, in addition to stating that he will return stronger, which could possibly happen early next year.

“Many thanks to Dr. Bert Mandelbaum and his entire team for the great job they did in the operation today. Already at home resting and ready to give everything to the recovery” were the words that the Mexican posted on Instagram.

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Uncertain future at Galaxy

Hernandez’s injury came at an urgent moment. Not only was he playing his last cards to be able to return to the Mexican national team, but also his future was up in the air with the Los Angeles Galaxy since his contract expires in December.

The Los Angeles team already has a replacement for the campaign. The group, coached by Greg Vanney, announced the signing of Aaron Bibout, an 18-year-old Cameroonian youngster from the Galaxy’s second team and looking to make his debut with the first team.

However, according to our correspondent in Los Angeles, the Galaxy are still looking for a replacement for the Mexican striker and have even set their sights on Argentine Nicolás ‘Diente’ López, a player who is not taken into account by Tigres of Mexico.