Javier Hernandez reveals gruesome hand injury after falling down the stairs
Javier Hernandez has showed off the gruesome hand injury which kept him out of Bayer Leverkusen's Bundesliga opener versus Borussia Monchengladbach.
The former Manchester United striker sustained the painful looking injury in a 'domestic accident' in his German home.
Hernandez fractured his right hand during pre-season after reportedly falling down the stairs.
The 28-year-old underwent surgery on the broken hand on Friday evening and used his Instagram account to thank his followers for all their well wishes.
"Hello people. I wanted to make this video to thank you all for your supporting messages, for sending your love and also your good vibe," said Chicarito in a video message delivered in Spanish.
"Surgery went well, I had a domestic accident, I fell down the stairs, as you probably already know.
"But thank God the surgery went perfect and now I have to work hard so that in approximately two weeks I can be back on the field, which I am desperate for. Big hugs!"
With their star striker absent for their league opener on Saturday, Leverkusen succumbed 2-1 to Borussia Monchengladbach.
Hernandez signed for the German club in 2015 after spending a season on loan with Champions League winners Real Madrid.
The Mexican striker was told he could leave Manchester United after he was deemed surplus to requirements by Louis van Gaal.
Despite his Manchester United departure the diminutive striker earlier this year revealed he still maintains a good relationship with Alex Ferguson.
"For me Sir Alex Ferguson is still a very important person in my life. Even now when we played in the Champions League before the Atletico Madrid game we texted each other.
"I saw him two games ago and we still have lots of contact.
"When I was going to Real Madrid on loan I went to his house in person and we spoke.
"We keep in contact as well as we can because he has lots of other things to do now he has retired.