The LA Galaxy announced on Tuesday that U.S. international Sebastian Lletget will undergo foot surgery and be sidelined for four to six months.
Initial reports of his diagnosis were positive with scans showing no significant damage. Unfortunately, further tests revealed the true injury to be a Lisfranc injury.
It was originally thought that the injury was a left foot strain, however, the medical team of U.S. Soccer and LA Galaxy, headed by foot and ankle specialist Dr. Rachel Triche, determined that Lletget will require surgery next week when the swelling comes down.
Lletget sustained the injury in the USMNT’s 6-0 win over Honduras. The 24-year-old scored the opening goal of the match in the fifth minute for his first ever international goal, but was on the receiving end of a brutal tackle just 10 minutes later and had to be substituted out.
This is horrible news for all involved. Lletget looked very bright and lively in his short amount of time on the field Friday night. His technical ability and aggressiveness in the attack was a breath of fresh air. He would’ve been a very nice addition to the team’s player depth. Unfortunately, he’ll be out of action now and miss this summer’s Gold Cup along with a handful of World Cup qualifiers. It’s a very cruel world.