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Galaxy’s ‘Chicharito’ Hernández returns after two-month absence

The Mexican international reached full fitness after suffering a calf injury on 4 July and he started against Colorado Rapids in the 1-1 draw.

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Galaxy’s ‘Chicharito’ Hernández returns after two-month absence
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Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández is back after missing 12 straight Major League Soccer games due to a calf injury and he started in LA Galaxy’s 1-1 draw against Colorado Rapids on Saturday at DSG Park. The Mexican international had a clear opportunity on goal in the 10th minute, but his header went wide.

‘Chicharito’ taken off in the second half

Unfortunately Hernández was not able to find the back of the net and LA Galaxy’s manager Greg Vanney decided to take him off in the 61st minute. Serbian striker Dejan Joveljic came on to replace ‘Chicharito’ for the remainder of the game.

I feel so much happiness to return to the field with this great family that is the Los Angeles Galaxy. I know the result is not the ideal but it was a very complicated encounter where we achieved the draw near the end of the game. We do not lower our arms because ahead is a complicated road and we will fight for everything,” ‘Chicharito’ wrote on his social media account.

Hernández has scored a total of 10 goals in 11 appearances this season with the Los Angeles Galaxy and he will continue to see more minutes in the next match. The team from Los Angeles will return to action on Wednesday to host Houston Dynamo at Dignity Health Sports Park.