Luis Montes Suffers Horrific Injury During Mexico World Cup Friendly [Graphic Images]

Luis Montes of Mexico will most likely miss out on the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, after he suffering a horrifying injury during a friendly against Ecuador on Saturday at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Virginia.

Many in the stands nearby could hear Montes’ screams of, “No, no!” and it was immediately apparent that something was terribly wrong.

Montes’ injury was so distrubing that his teammates were left in tears as training assistants took the striker off the field on a stretcher while the stunned crowd watched with concern.

The midfielder’s horrifying injury happened just before halftime, when Montes and Ecuador’s Segundo Castillo collided while going trying to keep control of the ball. Castillo was also badly injured.

Medical personnel that came to Luis Montes’ assistance had to cut off his sock in order to stabilize the badly injured Mexican player and rush him to the hospital by ambulance.

Just before the collision, Montes had scored a beauty of a goal for “El Tri,” but unfortunately things were not to be for the 28-year-old, who will most likely miss the World Cup.

According to statements from Mexico’s press staff, Montes suffered from a suspected fracture to his right fibula and tibia.

Mexico's Luis Montes' World Cup dream come to an end after this leg-break injury. #AnimoMontes

— Football Trolls (@Footballltrolls) May 31, 2014

Most experts agree that Montes’ loss is a great one for Mexico and manager Miguel Herrera will have some problems without a player that works well with León and Peña. Montes also has a good leg from a distance. Mexico is part of Group A for the 2014 World Cup, along with host country Brazil, Croatia, and Cameroon.

According to a report on Herrera has decided to call up Javier Aquino, to replace the injured Luis Montes, who is currently playing in Hong Kong and is not a man-for-man replacement, as he is a winger, while Montes is a central midfielder.

Even though Mexico won the match against Ecuador 3-1, not only Luis Montes suffered an injury on Saturday, captain Rafa Marquez was also sent to the hospital a few minutes later.

Luis Montes took to Twitter from his hospital bed thanking fans, family, and teammates for their support following the serious injury:

Showing that he still has a sense of humor, no matter how badly injured he is, Montes shared a selfie, looking “happy” due to the morphine doctors are using to help with the pain, saying, “Very bored at the hospital, but very optimistic. This morphine, ha ha.”

It’s good to see Luis Montes feeling better after the injury suffered during the Ecuador friendly. Castillo is also likely to miss the World Cup with a ligament injury and is being treated with ice for 48 hours. More news will come on Monday after additional tests.

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