Christian Pulisic could be lost to Chelsea for as much as two months. (Photo courtesy of Chelsea)

The news emanating out of Chelsea FC on Wednesday was not encouraging at all as manager Graham Potter said that Christian Pulisic could be sidelined for two months.

The U.S. men’s national team standout suffered a knee injury in Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester City in the English Premier League last week.

“Christian’s going to be out for a couple of months we think,” Potter said during a press conference. “Hopefully it will be less, but that’s the timeframe there.”

It’s a good thing the USMNT doesn’t have any important matches until March. The Americans have a pair of internationals friendlies set against Serbia in Los Angeles and vs. Colombia in Carson, Calf. on Jan. 25 and 28, respectively, although no European-based players are expected to be invited.

The next games of consequence would be at Grenada in a Concacaf Nations League qualifiers on March 24, followed by a home match in the same competition vs. El Salvador on March 27.