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José Juan Macías will be off the pitch for at least nine months after the striker tore the anterior cruciate ligament in one of his knees during a Chivas de Guadalajara training session last Thursday. The Mexican successfully underwent surgery in the morning hours of this Friday.
However, the fact was communicated by the Sacred Flock in the afternoon through a statement on its website and shared on its different social networks. “The Directorate of Sports Sciences of the Guadalajara Sports Club informs about the state of José Juan Macías, who suffered an injury during training on Thursday,” the letter began.
“The Guadalajara striker presents a total tear of the anterior cruciate ligament, caused by receiving an unbalanced unipodal jump, which generated a forced valgus and consequent injury,” the institution reported.
In the development of the statement, the Chivas clarified that it is not a “relapse in the recovery process that was satisfactorily.” JJ Macías had already suffered another anterior cruciate ligament tear in his right knee last July 2022 and for which he missed the entire 2022 Apertura Tournament. Regarding the surgical process, the club explained that the operation was successful and consisted of the use of an autograft.
Chivas not only face the loss of Macías, but also have Isaac Brizuela and Alexis Vega out due to injury. The first one underwent surgery on the peroneal nerve in his left leg and his return to green could take place for matchday 12 in the classic against Club América.
For his part, Vega suffered a knee injury at the start of the 2023 Clausura Tournament, specifically on matchday 2. Like Brizuela, the attacker would return on March 18 to face the Águilas del América.
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