For a brief moment, Sebastian Lletget was on top of the world.
The Bay Area native had just scored the opener in the USA’s rout of Honduras and was playing well when Seba was cruelly hacked down by Ever Alvarado racing along the right touchline in the 18th minute.
From the moment he tried to walk it off, it was obvious there was damage. Lletget was unable to even jog, gingerly testing his foot before eventually succumbing to the pain and taking a seat on the damp grass.
However, it wasn’t exactly clear what the injury was. US Soccer tweeted that Seba suffered a left ankle injury, while during the press conference Bruce stated Lletget injured his foot. We do know Lletget was wearing a boot after the game. (Never a good sign)
Finally, Kevin Baxter (who else?) got to the bottom of it.
This is potentially a crushing blow to a Galaxy team that’s still in the middle of an injury crisis. Hopefully the injury isn’t that bad.
Update: Seba has been left the US Soccer camp and is currently undergoing a evaluation in LA. Along with Lletget, Jordan Morris, John Brooks and Michael Orozco were also released, with Club Tijuana winger and Galaxy academy product Paul Arriola added to the roster.