Chile striker Junior Fernandes will miss the FIFA World Cup™ after breaking his leg in a Croatian league match, his club Dinamo Zagreb said Thursday. The 25-year old Fernandes suffered the injury following a tackle from behind by Dario Rugasevic during Wednesday's match with FC Split.
Following an examination in Split hospital, Fernandes was transferred to Zagreb and underwent successful surgery. But a Dinamo spokesman said that the player's recovery will take several months. Fernandes, who has nine caps for Chile, has been with Dinamo on loan from Bayer Leverkusen in Germany.