Mexico and Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has undergone successful surgery on a fractured collarbone that has ruled him out of the Concacaf Gold Cup.
Hernandez, who spent last season on loan at Real Madrid, suffered the setback during Wednesday’s 0-0 friendly draw with Honduras in Houston.
In the closing stage of the first half, Hernandez ran to collect the ball near the sideline but was pushed over from behind by Brayan Beckeles and fell on his right shoulder.
Mexico’s chief doctor Gerardo Aguilar later confirmed that the 27-year-old would be unavailable for the Gold Cup, which begins on July 7, and an update on his progress was issued on Thursday.
The Mexican Football Federation posted on Twitter: “Javier Hernandez’s surgery was successfully concluded. The player is postoperative recovery.”
The injury is particularly untimely for Hernandez as his future at Old Trafford remains shrouded in doubt.
Goal understands the 27-year-old will seek talks to clarify his United future once he returns to pre-season training and wants a final decision made before Louis van Gaal’s men embark on their tour of the USA.