By DAN KARELL
When Herculez Gomez was sent back to Club Tijuana from the USMNT Gold Cup squad, most assumed it was because the Liga MX club wanted him around to start the season.
As it turns out, the reason may be much worse.
According to an ESPN Deportes report, Gomez will have his banged-up right knee cleaned out, leaving him on the sidelines for a period of four to eight weeks. Gomez was sent to Los Angeles during the USMNT World Cup qualifying camp in June because of knee trouble, but was included in the Gold Cup squad when it appeared that he had healed.
Instead, it appears that Gomez picked up a knock that aggravated the injury. The news is a huge blow to Xolos’ Apertura expectations, having let Duvier Riascos go in the summer transfer window in order to bring in Gomez. Xolos begin their season on Friday evening against Atlas.
What do you think of this news? How do you see Xolos playing without Gomez? What kind of impact will this have on the team’s Apertura campaign?
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