Onel Hernandez has revealed that a knee injury will keep him sidelined for the next six weeks, ruling him out of representing Cuba at the Gold Cup. 

The winger was set to be a key part of Cuba's side competing in the tournament for only the second time since 2015. 

Cuba have been drawn in Group D alongside hosts Canada and Guatemala - with their first group game taking place on June 25 in Florida. 

Hernandez was hoping to add to his eight international caps for the country after making his debut back in November 2018 but the injury will prevent him from joining up with his international side next month. 

The 30-year-old recently signed a new deal at Norwich to keep him at the club until 2025 and has become a key part of their planning for next season. 

He made 39 appearances in the Championship last season - scoring twice and recording five assists as City finished 13th in the table. 

City's winger believes the relentless nature of the campaign has taken its toll on his knee as he seeks to recover in time for pre-season at the start of July. 

"I have got a lot of messages in the last few weeks about it," City's winger said on his Youtube channel, the Cuban Baller, when asked about the Gold Cup.

"To be honest, I had an injury on my knee and it looks for me like I have to be out for a little while now.

"As far as I know, the physio and the doctor told me it's like six weeks and then after that six weeks I have to start to build up so basically I'm out for now and I don't think I will play the Gold Cup.

"I know it's very sad cause I want to play for my country, I love to play for my country; I enjoy to play for my country.

"The last season was a very tough season for me and especially for my knee. I had a few problems in the past with my knee and that didn't help.

"I feel very sorry for that I can't be there for the Cuba national team and playing in the Gold Cup. I will definitely not be taking part in the Gold Cup."