Weston McKennie is expected to miss the USA’s final three World Cup qualifiers. (USA TODAY Photo)

U.S. men’s national team midfielder Weston McKennie suffered a fractured left foot in Juventus’s 1-1 UEFA Champions League draw with Villarreal on Tuesday, according to reports from Italy.

McKennie, one of the key players in the USMNT in its bid to reach Qatar 2022, is expected to be sidelined from eight to 12 weeks, according to TheAthletic’s Paul Tenorio.

That would mean McKennie will miss the USA’s final three World Cup qualifying matches in March.

According to Fabrizio Romano, McKennie broke two metatarsals in his left foot.

In the 80th minute, McKennie was fouled from the side by Pervis Estupiñan. Estupiñan’s knee hit the outside of McKennie’s left ankle, trapping the standout midfielder’s foot underneath.

The 23-year-old McKennie was subbed off as limped off the field with assistance. He did not put any weight on his left side.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at Amazon.com.