The Mexican striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández was the great absentee at the start of the 2023 MLS season. The LA Galaxy missed their captain and franchise player as they were defeated on the road by FC Dallas 3-1.
The Angelenos began the season disconnected, practicing rough football and far from the good impressions delivered during the preseason. Although the Bosnian Dejan Joveljić put them ahead on the scoreboard, three goals ended up giving the locals victory.
The LA Galaxy lacked the combative and hungry spirit, the leadership of Chicharito Hernández who in his third campaign in California is very clear that he must go for the title. For that, the 34-year-old striker will have to recover from the physical discomfort that has kept him away from the pitch.
The fanatic now wonders How much longer will your franchise player be out of uniform? with the team.
Asked about this issue in the press room, the Galaxy coach, Greg Vanney, was inconclusive about the recovery of his scorer.
“I don’t know exactly when it will return (…) We are anticipating it to be 10 days or a couple of weeks. We will review how he is doing, when he can be in his best physical condition to play again, ”said the coach.
Previously, Chicharito Hernández himself, 34, had revealed through the social platform Twitch that he would not be in the LA Galaxy debut due to a hamstring injury in his right leg.
“I will be between two to five more weeks off because we must be very careful to avoid relapses,” Chicharito reported on Twitch.
The next LA Galaxy match will be on Saturday March 11 when they visit Sporting Kansas City and everything seems to indicate that the Mexican striker will not be in that match.