World Cup: Mexico's Javier Hernandez questionable for Clasico
The status of Chivas striker Javier Hernandez, the leading scorer in Mexico's Primera Division and with the Mexican national team, is uncertain for Sunday's showdown with Club America because of a minor thigh injury.
Hernandez, who has 10 goals in eight games for league-leading Chivas (9-2-1), left Thursday's practice after 35 minutes when he experienced a pain in his left thigh. He was taken to a hospital for examination and team doctors called the injury a strain and said there was no rupture. Hernandez was reportedly feeling better Friday and was hopeful he could take part in the "clasico nacional" against Mexico City's America, but Chivas Coach Luis Real said that decision would likely be made at game time.
"He has to be 100% or we're not going to to risk it," Real told Mediotiempo.com "We're not going to risk the start of his work with the national team."
Hernandez is one of five Chivas players selected to Mexico's World Cup team. which enters training camp on April 12.
-- Kevin Baxter