Juventus and USMNT player Weston McKennie will officially miss out on the rest of the 2022 season due to injury.
The midfielder previously sustained two broken bones during a midweek Champions League clash against Villareal on February 22. An 80th minute tackle by Pervis Estupinan saw McKennie fall to the ground in pain before two individuals assisted him off the pitch.
The team initially projected an 8-12 week recovery period, which estimated the player would be watching from the sidelines as Juventus concludes their Serie A campaign on May 21.
Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri has since confirmed the player will be out the entire season.
“The season is over for Weston because of his injury. He’ll be back next season,” Allegri said after Juventus 1-0 win over Spezia on Sunday.
The midfielder will also miss out on the USMNT’s daunting March World Cup qualifiers, which includes a trip to the Azteca to face North American rivals Mexico.
The US travels to Mexico first on March 24, before hosting Panama in Orlando and closing out their campaign against Costa Rica on March 30.
This is the last round of qualifiers for Concacaf countries, sealing their fate in the upcoming three matches.