Javier Hernandez suffered an injury in Leverkusen's cup game with Werder Bremen on Tuesday. - © gettyimages / Dennis Grombkowski
Javier Hernandez suffered an injury in Leverkusen's cup game with Werder Bremen on Tuesday. - © gettyimages / Dennis Grombkowski
Bundesliga

Chicharito suffers injury blow

Bayer 04 Leverkusen’s Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez will miss his side’s upcoming game at SV Darmstadt 98 because of injury.

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The 27-year-old suffered a "small tear in the left gluteal muscle" in Tuesday’s DFB Cup defeat against SV Werder Bremen and must sit out Saturday’s game at the Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor.

Read: Leverkusen 1-3 Bremen report

The Mexico international has been in sensational form for Bayer, scoring 22 times in all competitions since arriving in the Rhineland from Manchester United FC last August.