Tigres, USMNT mid Jose Torres faces spell on sidelines after hernia surgery

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Jose “Gringo” Torres’ soccer career takes another turn on Monday as the USMNT midfielder undergoes surgery for a hernia.

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The 27-year-old Tigres star hasn’t made much of an impression with the national team under Jurgen Klinsmann but has been criticial to the success of his Mexican club.

Tigres and Torres won the Clausura 2014.

From MLSSoccer.com:

“Gringo Torres suffered a herniated [slipped] disk with harm to the sciatic nerve,” Tigres announced in a tweet late Sunday night. “After not responding to the traditional treatment, he’ll undergo surgery.”

The Monterrey-based Liga MX club stated that details regarding the expected recovery time for Torres will only be released after the surgery.

Once one of the “next big things” for the American midfielder, Torres has not featured for the Yanks in 2014 after making six appearances in each of 2012 and 2013.