Castillo out for a month after surgery for facial fractures

Castillo out for a month after surgery for facial fractures

U.S. Men's National Team

Castillo out for a month after surgery for facial fractures

By IVES GALARCEP

Edgar Castillo has been enjoying one of the best runs of form in the U.S. Men’s National Team pool in recent weeks, but he won’t be a part of the upcoming World Cup qualifiers after suffering facial fractures in Club Tijuana’s match against Atlast last weekend.

Castillo underwent surgery on Monday to repair the fractures and is expected to miss a month while he recovers, Castillo’s agent Eddie Rock confirmed to SBI on Monday.

Castillo has been instrumental in the team’s impressive start in Copa Libertadores, as well as the team’s continued success in the Mexican League.

The surgery means Castillo will not only miss Club Tijuana’s crucial Copa Libertadores showdown vs. Club World Cup champions Corinthians on Wednesday, he will also miss the upcoming U.S. Men’s National Team qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico later this month.

Castillo’s injury could open the door for fellow American Greg Garza to see playing time at left back for the defending Mexican champions.

What do you think of this development? Were you hoping to see him get some USMNT minutes soon? Looking forward to see Garza potentially get some important minutes in big matches?

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