Thursday February 17 2011
Hernandez considers leaving Palermo

Abel Hernandez is naturally considering leaving Palermo after a gun was pointed in his mouth during an armed robbery on Wednesday evening.

The 20-year-old Uruguay international striker was driving down Viale Regione Siciliana on his way home from training at around 6:30pm when the incident happened.

Hernandez's earrings, jewelry and wallet were taken but luckily he suffered no physical injuries.

However, the psychological trauma of the robbery has left Hernandez considering his future at the club.

It's not the first time a Palermo player has been attacked on their way home from training.

Edinson Cavani and Nicolas Bertolo were left shaken up in December 2009 when two thugs attacked their car, breaking the windows with chains.

"These things happen everywhere a little," Hernandez's agent Vincenzo D'Ippolito said. "The worst thing is that they pointed the gun in his mouth.

"He was alone when it happened. But at least he wasn't hit or suffered any physical aggression. We hope that he'll recover.

"Luckily his parents are here with him. It's a life experience that has nothing to do with his profession."

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