Chicharito avoids serious injury, returns to Leverkusen training

Tuesday April 19th, 2016

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez has avoided any serious injury and has returned to Bayer Leverkusen training, the club announced on Tuesday. 

Chicharito was hurt in Leverkusen's 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt over the weekend, with the Mexican international star limping off with an apparent left leg injury in the 68th minute. He is back practicing ahead of Leverkusen's key match against Schalke on Saturday, though, with the club currently occupying third place and an automatic spot in next season's Champions League.

Chicharito has been a big part of that success, with a team-leading 16 goals in league play since making the move from Manchester United last summer.

Chicharito has 25 goals in all competitions with Leverkusen, which has four games remaining. The most key matchup is one against fourth-place Hertha Berlin on April 30.

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