Sebastian Lletget recently made his first career start for the US Men’s National Team in a crucial World Cup Qualifier. He also scored his first goal on his third cap until he was subbed off due to injury.
It was later revealed the LA Galaxy star would be out of action for four to six months with a Lisfranc injury to his left foot that would require surgery. The 24-year-old opened up to Adam Serrano of LA Galaxy about the injury:
“It’s bad luck, but it’s part of the game. It took me a couple of days to really process everything, but I feel better now. I’m looking forward to getting to the rehab stage and getting the surgery done,” Lletget said. “I’m looking forward to the positives. As soon as the surgery is done, the healing process begins, and I’m looking forward to that. It’s going to take time to get to the rehab, but it’ll be a learning process for sure.”
Despite his unfortunate injury, he remains upbeat about the process and is ready to tackle the long journey ahead of him to get back onto the pitch:
“The first couple of days were so hard. I thought to myself, ‘did that even really happen?’ It’s a lot to go through, but like anything, you go around and ask some of the older guys about this, and they’ve dealt with setbacks in their career too. They’ve come back stronger, and I’ve listened to them, so I’m going to take their advice. My family and friends have been there for me, and the club has been so supportive. I appreciate everyone.”
It will surely be a tough road to recovery for Lletget as he was coming into his own as a player with Los Angeles. At one point, he pondered quitting soccer before joining the Galaxy where he rediscovered his form. He went from an unused reserve to starting for the US Men’s National Team.
In the meantime, Lletget will be cheering on his Galaxy teammates from the sidelines until he makes his triumphant return to the field.