Juventus and USMNT midfielder Weston McKennie injured his foot during Juventus’ away draw at Villareal in the Champions League, and is set to miss two months according to reports.

Weston McKennie was substituted through injury in Tuesday’s Champions League clash between Juventus and Villareal in Spain, with the midfielder looking in clear agony and unable to put any pressure on his left foot.

Initial concern was over a rolled ankle, but the post-game prognosis widely reported after the game will rule the former FC Dallas youth player out for a minimum of two months.

The game was in the balance, tied at 1-1 as the 81st minute challenge from Pervis Estupinan came clattering in, landing on the American’s ankle, trapping it in the process.

Reports later emerged from CBS and Fabrizio Romano indicating that the initial scans revealed a bone break in the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal of the left foot.

McKennie, who has been in stellar form for both Juventus and the USMNT, will now be sidelined for at least two months, almost certainly missing out on the vital USMNT games in the March window against Mexico, Panama, and Costa Rica.

These are the final games of World Cup Qualifying for the USMNT and the results will decide if the USMNT can book a place in Qatar later this year.

By Andrew Vorce

I do it all! Youth club coach for 15+ years, very retired semi-pro indoor player, journalist for Yanks Abroad, and VP of Operations for the Warrior Soccer Tour. Soccer, soccer, soccer. Avid soccer enthusiast and travel to Europe every summer to take kids to go compete against European youth teams.

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