There could be some good news for Juventus and U.S. men’s national team fans as it appears that midfielder Weston McKennie is well ahead of schedule in his recovery period from a broken foot.

According to a report from Juve FC (via Il Bianconero), the Texan was put on the shelf for the remainder of the season, but those plans appear to have changed as he has been showing signs of a quick recovery. If he makes a full recovery, he could help the team in their remaining Serie A games to lock down a Champions League place. He could also help the team in their quest to retain the Italian Cup.

The 23-year-old went down with the injury in Juventus’ first leg Champions League round of 16 game against Villarreal in February, which was later to be diagnosed as a fracture to his second and third metatarsal in his left foot. The prognosis was for him to be out for two months.

Now, it is projected that he could make a return at the beginning of May when Juventus face Venezia.

This season, McKennie has proven to be one of the more reliable players in head coach Massimiliano Allegri’s squad, playing in 28 games and scoring four goals in all competitions.

McKennie’s recovery should also come as welcome news for the U.S. men’s national team as he was ruled out for this final round of World Cup qualifiers.

By Kenya Brown

Born in America, but raised in Europe and Asia, Kenya has loved soccer ever since his parents put a ball at his feet. While covering some of the top U.S. players around Europe, he loves putting the spotlight on players who are based in leagues off the beaten path. He also interviews coaches and other people in the game to gain more insight.

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