Monday February 23rd, 2015

United States men's national soccer team and Erzgebirge Aue forward Bobby Wood is out for at least the next two months with a knee injury, the German club announced.

Wood was injured in the second half of Erzgebirge Aue’s 1-0 home loss to Darmstadt on Friday. An MRI revealed that Wood has a ligament and meniscus tear in his right knee.

Wood, 22, was sent to second-division Erzgebirge from 1860 Munich earlier this month and signed a contract that will keep him with the team through the 2016-17 season.

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"Bobby is foreseen for eight weeks off. This is obviously not good news for us. But we do not give up hope that Bobby Wood is in the final sprint again on hand to help us. Now we have to compensate for its loss. Our squad is wide and well-staffed,” Erzgebirge Aue head coach Tomislav Stipić said.

Wood has two goals and two assists in nine games this season with Erzgebirge, 1860 Munich and the USMNT. 

Erzgebirge is 16th in the league. The squad next plays on Sunday against St. Pauli.

- Scooby Axson

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