Chilean national Nicolas Castillo, striker of the Eagles of America, will be operated on Wednesday by a rupture of the femoral straight tendon, the club reported on Tuesday.» During last week’s workouts, player Nicolas Castillo suffered a discomfort in his right thigh. After several studies, and after evaluations by specialists, a rupture of the femoral straight tendon was found, which must be surgically repaired tomorrow,» the club said.
The Eagles added that recovery time will be reported after surgery. Castillo, champion in the Copa América Centenario 2016, participated only 15 minutes in his team’s two matches in the current Clausura 2020 tournament.
At the 2019 Apertura, the Chilean played just nine games for a fibula fracture that required an operation. Castillo was decommissioned on the third day and returned to the fifteenth date to contest what was left of the contest and the final phase for the title, in which he participated four minutes, including one in the final back against Rayados de Monterrey, who eventually proclaimed himself champion.
Nicolás Castillo during a match with America in the LIGA MX/Jam Media
The renca-born, Chile, arrived in January 2019 to The Americas from Portuguese Benfica for more than $7 million and in three tournaments he added nine goals in 27 matches.