USMNT ace Weston McKennie fractures his foot in the Champions League
The United States men’s national team midfielder fractured the second and third metatarsal of his left foot during the match between Juventus and Villrreal on Tuesday.
Bad news for Juventus and the United States men’s national team, on Tuesday night, Weston McKennie suffered a serious injury in the first leg of the round of 16 match against Villarreal. According to multiple reports, the USMNT midfielder fractured the second and third metatarsal of his left foot.
Bad week for the USMNT
The game was tied 1-1 and in the 80th minute Estupinan slide tackled Weston McKennie and even though he won the ball, the Villarreal player hit the American on his left foot. The USMNT star stayed down in some pain, holding his ankle and the medical staff came in to check on him. One minute later, McKennie stood up and started limping, but Juventus didn’t take any chances pulling him out and replacing him with Denis Zakaria.
Juventus have not confirmed the severity of the injury, but McKennie could miss between eight to 12 weeks. This means he will miss the final three games of World Cup qualifying in CONCACAF next month with the United States men’s national team. The 23-year-old will have to wear a boot for the time being until his foot is fully healed.
This has been a very bad week for the USMNT with the confirmation two days ago that Gio Reyna suffered an injury that will keep him sidelined as well, in his case for at least two weeks. Now with McKennie's injury, the team will have to fill a hole in the line-up of a player who has been key for the United States throughout the round-robin tournament that will resume on 24 March.
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