USMNT midfielder Weston McKennie in action vs. Morocco in June. (Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports)
By Michael Lewis
Weston McKennie suffered a thigh injury in Juventus’ 1-0 win over Leece in Italy’s Serie A, which could sideline the U.S. men’s national team midfielder for 15 days.
Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport reported that the midfielder could be sidelined.
Translated: that means McKennie could miss Juve’s final matches prior to the World Cup, putting his avaiilability for the USA for the World Cup in Qatar as questionable.
McKennie, 24, was rounding into form as he scored a goal for Juve in its 4-3 loss at Benfica in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.
With the USMNT roster announcement looming on Nov. 9 at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, N.Y., head coach Gregg Berhalter will have to sift through a growing injury list.
Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Turner, who has played well in the Europa League, missed his second consecutive match on Sunday due to a tight groin. Striker Josh Sargent, who has been quite productive in the English Championship, did not play Norwich City’s contest because of a calf injury. Celta Vigo midfielder Luca de la Torre suffered a leg injury that will keep him off the field for three weeks Spain La Liga action.
The World Cup in Qatar is right around the corner.
The Americans kick off their first match against Wales on Nov. 21. They take on England on Nov. 25 and meet Iran on Nov. 29.