El Tri News: Luis 'El Chapo' Montes Successfully Undergoes Operation, Will Miss Brazil World Cup

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Mexico's Giovani dos Santos (10) reacts after teammate Luis Montes was injured during the first half of their international friendly soccer match against Ecuador in Arlington, Texas May 31, 2014. Reuters

El Tri midfielder Luis Montes was successfully operated on to repair a fracture to his tibia and fibula which he suffered during the match with Ecuador. He has, however, been sidelined for four to six months, meaning he will miss the World Cup in Brazil 2014. After the incident at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, he was transferred to Guadalajara, where he underwent surgery this morning by Dr. Rafael Ortega. The operation lasted 60 minutes.

Luis "El Chapo" Montes arrived at the hospital still wearing his game shirt at about 1:30 pm; the surgery took about an hour, and the doctor spoke to the media soon after.  "What we have found in the leg of 'El Chapo' was a fracture of the tibia and fibula - fortunately through surgery we were able to achieve stabilization at 100 percent, so we're very optimistic and happy with what we have achieve," said the doctor. He emphasized that scarring would also be minimal.

Luis Montes will take at least three months to heal, however, the doctor revealed that for the player to be at 100 percent it would take "from four to six months, depending on the consolidation, before we can have him back on the field. " Finally, the doctor reveald that the attitude of the player from Leon is very positive. "I saw him very positive " he said and revealed that "the first thing he did was to take off his shirt, hand it to me and say, ' Dr. , I put my trust in you.' It's something I liked. "

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Oscar Lopez is a Brooklyn-based writer. Originally from Mexico, Oscar moved with his family to Australia in 2000. Graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2011 with a BA (Honors) Oscar was awarded the Keith Macartney Scholarship for the Arts, the Louise Homfrey Award and the Hannah Barry Memorial Award. As well as reporting for Latin Times, Oscar's writng has been featured in Newsweek, New York Magazine (nymag.com) and Musee Magazine.