Sebastian Lletget suffered a tough break in so many ways Friday night. (Andy Mead/YCJ Photo)
The next time LA Galaxy midfielder Sebastian Lletget will be able to score a goal will be sometime during the summer.
Minutes after scoring his first World Cup qualifying goal Friday night, Lletget suffered a foot injury that will sideline him from four to six months after surgery, the Major League Soccer team said.
Lletget tallied the first goal in the fifth minute of the United States’ 6-0 rout of Honduras in the CONCACAF Hexagonal in San Jose, Calif. But he suffered his foot injury in the 16th minute had to be replaced by Alejandro Bedoya two minutes later.
It originally was thought that the injury was a left foot strain. However, the medical team of U.S. Soccer and Galaxy, headed by foot and ankle specialist Dr. Rachel Triche, determined that Lletget will require surgery next week when the swelling comes down.
Lletget suffered a Lisfranc injury, when bones in the midfoot are broken or ligaments that support the midfoot are torn.