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Greg Garza set for hip surgery, will be sidelined 4-5 months

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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.


  1. The 4th Outside Back for the USMNT to be sidelined by injury. Garza & Chandler requiring surgery, Beasley & Fabian out for undetermined timeline. Need to somehow expedite their recovery so that we have at least 2 backs for the Oct. 10th match w/ Mexico.

    • Fabjo is training again and expects to play soon – not this weekend but perhaps the following week IIRC. So the most important outside back will hopefully be avail. on Oct 10.

      • that being said, they probably can get the job done better than all of the aforementioned sans FabJo. Garzas loss is unfortunate no doubt but not an hindrance fortunately. Its just one game against an opponent that hasn’t beaten us since ’07 i believe, we’ll be fine with whomever JK decides to put at outside backs.

      • yeah that’s my bad, we beat them in ’07, they haven’t beaten us since 2011 smh…i’m still confident we can get a result in this game, even at our worst, and we’re not far from it now, we always seem to beat or play the mexicans close so i’m expecting nothing different this game.

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