USMNT's Sergiño Dest Has Torn ACL, Will Miss Copa America

Apr 19, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; USA defender Sergino Dest (2) against Mexico.
Apr 19, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; USA defender Sergino Dest (2) against Mexico. / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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With less than two months to go before the start of its Copa America campaign, the United States has been dealt a substantial blow on the injury front.

American fullback Sergiño Dest has torn his ACL, he told fans in a video shared Wednesday morning. Dest has spent the 2024 season with PSV in the Netherlands, on loan from Barcelona.

"I tore my ACL," said Dest. "Hearing it was very painful. I will be out for a long period of time. Soon I will be operated (on) and then I will work on my recovery. It will be tough for me."

Dest has played well in Eindhoven, helping PSV gain a nine-point advantage on second-place Feyenoord in the Eredivisie with three games to play. The club is seeking its first league title since 2018.

The United States is scheduled to open Copa America play on June 23 against Bolivia in Arlington, Texas.


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