Today, Juventus confirmed the widely rumored prognosis for American midfielder Weston McKennie, with two broken bones in hs left foot expected to keep him off the field for a minimum of eight weeks.
McKennie went down in the Champions League draw between Juventus and Villarreal on Tuesday night under a hard challenge from Ecuadorian hack Pervis Estupiñán, and had to be helped off the field displaying considerable pain.
CBS Sports broke the news shortly after the game ended, that an initial scan indicated that the USMNT star had suffered two broken bones in his foot and would be out for 8-12 weeks.
Following an evaluation at their J|MEDICAL healthcare center, Juventus confirmed the rumors, stating on their website:
“Weston McKennie also underwent further investigations at J|Medical which confirmed the presence of a compound fracture of the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal bones of his left foot. The initial recovery time is expected to be approximately eight weeks.”
This will certainly make McKennie an absence for the upcoming trio of critical World Cup qualifiers for the USMNT, and put his return to the field for Juventus at earliest late-April.