Higuain Absent Until May

MADRID - Gonzalo Higuain could no longer defend the rest of Real Madrid this season. It refers to the announcement after Higuain undergoing hernia surgery in Chicago, U.S., yesterday. Although the surgery went well, the 23-year-old striker from Argentina it would be absent to May.

Richard Fessler, the doctor who operated on Higuain, said that if the normal recovery period is four months. "Most fast, he can practice in two months. As for the back one hundred percent as before, could take up to one year," he said as quoted by the Associated Press.

Fessler added when Higuain will stay in Chicago for a week after surgery. "He still must be within our control. As we put the program, he is expected to be running next week and running in 2-3 weeks ahead," he explained.

Higuain was absent defends Real since December of last year. The absence of the striker nicknamed Sparrow is indeed not directly affect the productivity goals in Real. However, Los Blancos - Real name - remain wary considering only Karim Benzema as the only pure striker today.

"I know we still have Benzema and Kaka back recovery. But the other big teams have a lot of strikers, such as AC Milan with (Zlatan) Ibrahimovic, Robinho (Alexandre) Pato, (Filippo) Inzaghi and (Antonio) Cassano. It could make a difference, "said Jose Mourinho, Real entrenador, the club's official website yesterday.

"I have spoken to the club about the possibility of seeking a new striker, and I submit the next step for the club," he added.

On the other hand, Real player show solidarity to Higuain in the training session yesterday. Namely by wearing a shirt inscribed 'Quick heal Gonzalo Higuain'. "All the players hope Gonzalo back with the team as soon as possible," said Fernando Gago, Real midfielder.