The Uruguayan striker Gabriel ‘Toro’ Fernandez suffered a rupture of the cruciate ligament in his right knee this Saturday and He will undergo surgery in the next few hours, confirmed his team, the Cruz Azul of Mexican soccer.
Fernández, a fixture in the lineup of Argentine Martín Anselmi, coach of the Blues, suffered an impact while fall in the 27th minute of the duel won by his team 3-0 against San Luis and immediately left the field.
After the exams, the Cruz Azul medical team confirmed the serious injurywhich will almost certainly cost the attacker to be off the field for the rest of the Clausura.
In a post on their X account, the team noted that Recovery time will be subject to your evolution. “A lot of strength, ‘Toro’!”, ends the message.
Originally from Montevideo, Fernández arrived at Cruz Azul this year, after outstanding performances with Juárez FC, between 2021 and 2023 and with the Pumas UNAM, in the last opening tournament.
The performance of the South American, with two goals and great work of sacrifice in the middle of the field, has been one of the keys to the good start of the tournament for Cruz Azul, fourth in the standings with 13 points, one less than Monterrey, América and Tigres UANL, the first in the classification.
With experience in Spanish LaLiga with Celta de Vigo and Zaragoza, Fernández goes through a moment of maturity and had become a key piece of Cruz Azul, with one of its best starts to the campaign in the coming years.
So far in the sixth day of the Clausura The Uruguayans have had good performances. This Friday Facundo Bautista gave Querétaro a 1-1 draw at Tijuana’s home and this Saturday Jonathan Rodríguez gave América a 0-1 victory over León from the Montevideo duo of Federico Viñas and Nicolás López.
(With information from EFE and Aristegui News)