By SBI SOCCER
It is unfortunate when any season is cut short because of injury. It is even more unfortunate when it happens at the start of the campaign.
Greg Garza has learned that the hard way.
Atlas manager Gustavo Matosas revealed on Thursday that Garza’s Apertura campaign has come to an end before it ever really got started. Garza is suffering from a hip injury that will require surgery, and is expected to miss approximately five months after undergoing the operation.
It is unclear when the 24-year-old defender sustained the injury, but the estimated timetable for recovery means he has played his final game in 2015. The injury also means that Garza will miss out on the U.S. Men’s National Team’s upcoming CONCACAF Cup showdown with Mexico on Oct. 10.
Garza, who is on loan to Atlas from Club Tijuana, had made three league appearances as a starter for the Zorros. He did not dress in either of Atlas’ last two matches, a Copa MX loss to Dorados on Tuesday and a 3-2 win over the same club in Liga MX action this past Saturday.
What do you think of Garza being out for the rest of the year? See him bouncing back with a strong Clausura campaign? Were you hoping to see him lineup at left back for the USMNT vs. Mexico?
Share your thoughts below.