Javier Hernandez will be careful when walking down stairs in the future.
The Mexican missed Bayer Leverkusen’s Bundesliga opener against Borussia Monchengladbach after falling down the stairs in his home during the pre-season.
The accident left Hernandez with a fractured right hand. Leverkusen were ruing the 28-year-old’s clumsiness as they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to Monchengladbach on Saturday.
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Hernandez, who had a rejuvenated season last season with 17 league goals, underwent surgery on Friday and has shared a picture of the gruesome injury.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid added that he hopes to be back in a fortnight.
"Hello people!! I wanted to make this video to thank you all for your supporting messages, for sending your love and also your good vibe," Chicharito wrote on Instagram.
"Surgery went well, I had a domestic accident, I fell down the stairs, as you probably already know!
"But thank God the surgery went perfect and now I have to work hard so that in approximately two weeks I can be back on the field, which I am desperate for!!! Big hug!"
Louis van Gaal deemed Hernandez surplus to requirements at Old Trafford, loaning him out to Madrid in 2014 before selling him to Leverkusen a year later.
Though the decision to ship the diminutive striker didn’t cost the Dutchman his job - poor results and a lack of direction did that - Hernandez has proven in Germany that he could have played a role for the club under Van Gaal.
Hernandez’s goals fired Leverkusen to a third-place finish last term. They’ll be making sure he’s accompanied wherever he walks upon his return.
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