Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Chicharito Will Miss Premiere League Opener, Still Recovering From Concussion

Javier Hernandez (aka Chicharito) is still being held out of action by his Manchester United team in order to bring him along more carefully following a concussion suffered on July 27.  He's also been held out of the the USA-Mexico match on Wednesday for the same reason.

Recent reports revealed that young Hernandez apparently has suffered from migraines in the past, and some reporters are trying to link his current condition to this prior episode.

ManU's coach, Sir Alex Ferguson, contends that this is rubbish.
"I'm not aware of that," said the Scot, when the reporter asked if Hernandez had suffered from any severe headaches or migraines in the past. "He was hit on the top of the head with the ball in the early evening. When he was back at the hotel, taking his meal, he felt sick and he was sick. He had headaches, so we removed him to the hospital where he stayed in overnight."
However, Chicharito's former team physician, Rafael Ortega, stated that he had suffered from acute migraines in the past.
 I remember in his time as a youth player, he suffered from acute migraines," said Ortega. "Originally it manifested itself as a headache, but afterwards the symptoms disappeared. We had some studies done on him but that was six years ago and he has done well since. I don't know if there is a connection between the two situations. I'm not up to date with the current situation, we would have to speak to a neurologist. I don't know if this can affect him in the future. I'm sure United will send him to a specialist and the situation will be resolved."
Whether he suffers from migraines or has had a couple of concussions in his past, Chicharito's health is vital to the plans of both Manchester United and his native Mexico national squad.  


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