Sources: USMNT’s McKennie out for 8-12 weeks
Juventus and United States midfielder Weston McKennie is taking a look at a prolonged spell on the sidelines after sustaining a damaged left foot in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw towards Villarreal within the UEFA Champions League.
A number of sources with direct data of McKennie’s harm confirmed to ESPN that the midfielder suffered fractures to the second and third metatarsals in his left foot, which is able to go away him sidelined for 8 to 12 weeks.
The harm occurred within the eightieth minute of the primary leg of the round-of-16 tie when Villarreal’s Pervis Estupinan delivered a heavy problem on McKennie, forcing the U.S. worldwide to be instantly substituted.
The harm comes at a crucial time for McKennie and his groups. The midfielder has been in nice type for Juventus for a number of months, and has emerged as a key determine in supervisor Max Allegri’s plans.
McKennie has additionally been an important piece within the U.S. males’s nationwide crew’s bid to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. McKennie is now set to overlook the final spherical of qualifiers, which options crucial matches towards Mexico (away) on March 24, Panama (residence) three days later, and Costa Rica (away) on March 30.
The U.S. is in second place in CONCACAF’s final-round Octagonal for World Cup qualifying, forward of Mexico on purpose differential. However the U.S. has probably the most tough run-in of the contenders, from which the highest three finishers will routinely qualify whereas the fourth-place finisher will progress to the Intercontinental Playoff in June.