The hits just keep on coming for the U.S. men’s national team in the injury department as Sam Vines is the latest player to see his chances of making the World Cup roster disappear with a broken leg.
The left-back announced the news on his Instagram on Saturday, stating that he broke his tibia while training with his club team Royal Antwerp. He is projected to be out of action three to four months.
“Life is full of ups and downs. Unfortunately yesterday I broke my tibia and had to get surgery,” he wrote on Instagram.”Upset I missed the chance to be in the World Cup but I will be supporting the boys until the end.”
The Colorado native will join Miles Robinson on the sideline as the the Atlanta United center-back suffered a torn Achilles tendon in May.
Injuries have become a big concern as head coach Gregg Berhalter is days away from announcing his 26-man roster for the World Cup in Qatar.
On list are regulars Sergino Dest and Weston McKennie who missed action for their respective clubs over the weekend. However, there has been some good news as both Josh Sargent and Cameron Carter-Vickers returned over the weekend to play.
The World Cup roster is set to be announced on Wednesday.