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Victor Guzman tears ligament, likely to miss World Cup

Pachuca announces that the midfielder tore his ligament and will have to go under the knife.

Pachuca v Lobos BUAP - Torneo Clausura 2018 Liga MX Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images

Pachuca midfielder Victor Guzman’s world went from ecstasy to total disappointment this weekend. After getting his first call up to the Mexico National team for Wednesday’s game against Bosnia and Herzegovina, the midfielder had to leave the game against Tigres on Saturday with an injury. Today Club Pachuca announced that Guzman tore a ligament and will have to have an operation in the coming days. The prognosis after the operation still hasn’t come out but the normal time of recovery is up to six months, essentially ending his World Cup chances. Meanwhile, Jesus Molina will take his place for the game against Bosnia and Herzegovina.

While Victor Guzman had been in the Liga MX frame for some time now, he really broke into things during last season. Guzman had already became part of Pachuca’s history by scoring the goal that gave them their last league title against Monterrey, and he became the leading Mexican goalscorer in the 2017 Liga MX Apertura with eight goals. Despite all the accolades, a call to the National team had always evaded him, and with Mexico’s first game of the year coming against Bosnia and Herzegovina, coach Juan Carlos Osorio finally gave him a chance. But two days after receiving his first call up, tragedy would fall on him as he had to exit the Tigres game in tears. There were some earlier reports that he would be okay to play against Bosnia, but today the news confirmed the worst. Guzman will have an operation in the next few days and his season and World Cup dreams appear to be over.