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The USMNT is worried about Weston McKennie’s injury

The United States men’s national team midfielder suffered an injury on his right thigh in Juventus 1-0 win over Lecce over the weekend.

LECCE, ITALY - OCTOBER 29: Weston McKennie of Juventus during the Serie A match between US Lecce and Juventus at Stadio Via del Mare on October 29, 2022 in Lecce, Italy. (Photo by Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images)
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After suffering an injury, Weston McKennie had to be replaced after Juventus’ 1-0 win over Lecce over the weekend. The Serie A side confirmed on Monday that the United States international underwent radiological examinations and the results showed that he suffered a muscular overload in the rectus femoris on the right thigh.

Injury update

Juventus also stated that McKennie will be evaluated daily, and there is no timetable for his return. The situation has the United States men’s national team manager, Gregg Berhalter, worried because McKennie is a key player for him in the midfield. The first game the US will play in the world cup is against Wales on 21 November, meaning McKennie may not be able to start.

McKennie will most likely miss the final game of the group stage on Wednesday when Juventus hosts Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League. The Serie A side is trying to secure the third place in the standings in Group H to qualify for the Europa League because they are tied in points with Maccabi Haifa.

The 24-year-old will miss the upcoming fixtures prior to the World Cup break, and Juventus is ready to part ways with him during the winter transfer window. McKennie hopes to recover in time and have a good performance in Qatar, with Tottenham being his next possible destination.


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