Update: Both Kevin Baxter and MLSsoccer.com’s Tom Bogert report that El-Munir will indeed have surgery, to repair a zygomatic fracture. The surgery is likely to be this week, but the timetable on a return is as yet unknown.
Lost in the aftermath of the 3-2 loss the Los Angeles Football Club suffered at the hands of the LA Galaxy was an injury that LAFC defender Mohamed El-Munir sustained after taking elbow in the second half by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
This is just unbelievable!!! ElMounir is going to have a surgery tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/XQnT8xEC5K— Amro Tarek (@AmroAbdelAziz) July 22, 2019
While not much information was available over the weekend, Amro Tarek, a former teammate of El-Munir, indicated on Twitter that El-Munir would be undergoing surgery due to a facial fracture:
Later on Sunday night, Kevin Baxter from the Los Angeles Times confirmed the news, noting that El-Munir would be seeing a specialist on Monday to determine the course of treatment.
.@LAFC defender Mohamed El-Munir will see a specialist Monday and may need surgery after taking a Zlatan Ibrahimovic elbow to the temple late in Friday's El Trafico. @MLS disciplinary committee may have a look at this.— Kevin Baxter (@kbaxter11) July 22, 2019
Given the available information, El-Munir could miss approximately 4-6 weeks of action, although it must be stressed this is not his particular prognosis as of yet. At the time of writing, we have yet to hear of any new information regarding the injury and this estimate is based upon the average time required for adequate bone healing.
At this point, we wish Mohamed a speedy recovery as he has been a key member of the team in recent weeks. As new information is made available, check back here for updates regarding his recovery.
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