Weston McKennie

American fans have one fewer injury concern in the final days before the World Cup, as Juventus confirmed that Weston McKennie made his way back to training during the team’s Monday-morning session.

The American has been out with a muscle injury since departing Juve’s 1-0 win over Lecce on Oct. 29 at halftime, with original estimates putting some doubt on whether he would be able to see any further playing time before heading to Qatar for the World Cup.

Luckily for fans, it looks like the injury will only force the Texan to miss a pair of games, with a possible return for the Bianconeri’s Thursday-night visit to Hellas Verona.

The team underwent their standard post-game “unloading” session following last night’s win over Inter, and confirmed on their website that “[Leandro] Paredes and McKennie trained partially with the team.”

They still have another pair of training sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday before the trip to Verona. Should McKennie already return to full training on either of these days, then an appearance on Thursday, even if not in the starting lineup, will be a likely scenario.

Juve will then have one final game – a visit from Lazio – before the combined World Cup and winter break pauses their club schedule for nearly two months.

By Yanks Abroad

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