Chicharito Proves Injury, Misses Chivas vs Querétaro Match

Chicharito to miss crucial Chivas match due to injury, responds to critics accusing him of faking injuries. Chivas aim to secure quarterfinal spot in final two matches.

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Chicharito Proves Injury, Misses Chivas vs Querétaro Match

Chicharito Proves Injury, Misses Chivas vs Querétaro Match

Javier 'Chicharito' Hernández, star striker for Chivas, has confirmed that he will miss the important match against Querétaro due to an adductor injury. The 35-year-old shared a photo on social media showing a doctor treating his leg, silencing critics who suggested he only plays home games.

Chicharito has been gradually regaining his fitness after a nearly nine-month absence due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury. Since his return in Matchday 8 against Pumas, he has played in five league matches, scoring one goal. However, this will be the fourth consecutive match he misses since his comeback.

Chivas coach Fernando Gago has selected the best 23 players available to face Querétaro on matchday 16 of the Clausura 2024 tournament. The team, currently sitting in eighth place with 25 points, is looking to earn three points and confirm their good form at the right time, with the support of a packed Akron Stadium.

In Chicharito's absence, young talent Ariel Castro has been called up to the squad, while Ricardo Marín is expected to start as the center forward against Querétaro. The Chivas squad for the match includes goalkeepers Raúl Rangel and Oscar Whalley, defenders Antonio Briseño, Gilberto Sepúlveda, Leonardo Sepúlveda, Jesús Sánchez, Gilberto Chiquete, and José Castillo, midfielders Víctor Guzmán, Erick Gutiérrez, Fernando Beltrán, Rubén González, Yael Padilla, Ariel Castro, and Eduardo Torres, and forwards Ricardo Marín, Roberto Alvarado, Carlos Cisneros, Cade Cowell, José Juan Macías, Pável Pérez, and Isaac Brizuela.

Some fans have criticized Hernández, accusing him of faking injuries to fulfill his commitments outside of the field, such as the Kings League Américas. Chicharito responded by posting the photo with the doctor, captioned "for the skeptics... here the doctor and I are acting so they can continue believing their stories."

Chivas need to earn points in their remaining two matches to secure a direct spot in the quarterfinals. Their final match is against Atlas on April 27th. The club has stated that Hernández "continues with his personal strengthening plan to be in optimal condition for his return to competition."

Prior to the Chivas vs Querétaro match, Chicharito went viral on social media after a fan from Hong Kong traveled to meet him at Verde Valle. The striker's

Key Takeaways

  • Chicharito to miss Chivas vs Querétaro match due to adductor injury.
  • Chicharito has been gradually regaining fitness after ACL injury, but has missed 4 consecutive matches.
  • Chivas coach Fernando Gago has selected 23 players to face Querétaro.
  • Fans criticized Chicharito for faking injuries, but he posted a photo with a doctor.
  • Chivas need points in their remaining 2 matches to secure a direct quarterfinal spot.