In a devastating setback for Club América, their star winger Brian Rodríguez is set to face a significant period on the sidelines following a dislocated kneecap sustained during a contentious encounter against Monterrey. The incident, marked by a reckless challenge from Rayados defender Jesús Gallardo, has left Rodríguez nursing an injury that necessitates surgery, raising concerns about his recovery timeline.
The Uruguayan’s journey to recovery began in Guadalajara, where he underwent a thorough examination, leading to the determination that surgery was indispensable for his rehabilitation. While the exact duration of his absence remains unspecified, Club América’s statement suggests that his return will be contingent on his recovery progress. Comparable cases indicate that athletes recovering from similar injuries typically require a minimum of three to four months before returning to competitive action.
This unfortunate development leaves Rodríguez sidelined for crucial fixtures, starting with the upcoming matchday 15 clash against Atlético San Luis. The absence of Rodríguez, coupled with injuries to Julián Quiñones and the suspension of Igor Lichnoskyi, presents a challenging scenario for head coach André Jardine. However, América’s impressive form and their recent qualification for the playoffs underscore their resilience, despite the adversity they face.
América’s remarkable journey this season saw them clinch a playoff spot with a stellar victory in Monterrey, extending their unbeaten run in Liga MX to an impressive 13 matches. Jardine’s side has not only secured their playoff berth but also showcased their prowess with five consecutive wins and an impressive tally of 13 goals in their last four fixtures.
As Rodríguez embarks on his recovery, Club América remains determined to face the challenges ahead, drawing inspiration from their unwavering spirit and tenacity. The road to the Apertura 2023 playoffs might be paved with obstacles, but América’s resolve and determination will undoubtedly define their pursuit of success.