Gringo Report: Torres to miss rest of Pachuca's season

Jose Francisco Torres

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GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Pachuca and US national team midfielder José Francisco Torres had an operation on his foot Wednesday morning and will be out of action for the rest of the season, the club announced.

“José Francisco Torres suffered a stress fracture from repetitive strain on the fifth metatarsal of the left foot,” read a statement on Pachuca's website.

Torres sustained the injury during Pachuca's 4-2 victory over Atlas last Saturday, though he completed the full 90 minutes with no indication that he was injured.

The club said the operation, carried out in a hospital in Pachuca, was successful and that the recovery process starts immediately.

The Longview, Texas, native had been a regular for Pachuca this season in his central midfield position, and he was called up for three matches for the US national team under new head coach Jurgen Klinsmann this summer. He was particularly impressive against Costa Rica, drawing rave reviews from Klinsmann and offering a glimpse of his offensive talents in the central midfield for the American team.

Torres, 23, also went to the World Cup in South Africa last summer with the national team. He will miss the upcoming friendlies against Honduras on Oct. 8 and Ecuador on Oct. 11.

Tom Marshall can be reached at tom.marshall.mex@gmail.com.