U.S. midfielder Weston McKennie has a bruised left knee, not a sprain as first announced.
CHICAGO (AP) – U.S. midfielder Weston McKennie has a bruised left knee, not a sprain as first announced.
McKennie left the Americans' 1-0 exhibition win over Mexico on Tuesday night in the 40th minute after injuring the knee. The U.S. Soccer Federation originally called the injury a sprain, but said Wednesday he was re-evaluated and has a bruise and no sprain.
McKennie had an MRI and returned to his German club Schalke for additional treatment, according to the USSF, which did not have a timetable for his return. Schalke followed up Friday with a promising prognosis, saying that an MRI revealed no damage and that "there's nothing wrong with him."
💬 #Schuster on @WMcKennie: "There are no issues with Weston. He had a slight knee problem, but it's not serious at all. He had an MRI scan yesterday and as far as the doctors are concerned, there's nothing wrong with him."#s04 #BMGS04 pic.twitter.com/YFS749nDXv— FC Schalke 04 (@s04_en) September 14, 2018
The 20-year-old Texan has become a regular for Schalke.