Toluca's Hector Raul Mancilla has been out of action for most of the Apertura 2009 season but could be fit enough to play on Wednesday.Toluca star forward Hector Raul Mancilla has been limited to two thus far this season and did not travel with his club to Trinidad for a CONCACAF Champions League match.
However, Mancilla could make his CCL debut and play just his third game since late July when los Diablos Rojos visit DC United Wednesday.
Mancilla has battled a left leg injury and has not been able to overcome it. Against Pumas on Aug. 9, Mancilla debuted and played 84 minutes but had a setback. He did not play the next two games - a league match against Monterrey and a CCL match at San Juan Jabloteh. Sunday, Mancilla played the last 39 minutes and was apparently deemed fit enough to travel to the American capital for the club's next game.
"I want to get back to the level where I was at. Injuries have cost me some playing time but the important thing is that the team continue to play well," Mancilla told Mexican outlet La Aficion.
Last season, Mancilla led the league with 14 goals. The Chilean striker became Toluca's top scoring option before the Apertura 2008 season after the club transferred Vicente Sanchez to German side Schalke 04. He responded immediately with 13 goals during that season.
Mancilla said that as long as the team plays well - Toluca have a 4-1 record in league and have scored a league-high 12 goals - his chances will come.
"I'm continuing to work hard to try and score a goal. I haven't done so this season. Of course I've only played a game and a half but I'm not anxious or frustrated," Mancilla said. "As long as the team is playing well, I'll get my opportunities."
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