United States and Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie is expected to miss the remainder of the Bundesliga season with a left ankle injury suffered in the U.S.'s 1-0 friendly victory over Ecuador on Thursday, a source has told ESPN FC.
McKennie, 20, left that game in the 68th minute and was later ruled out of this week's friendly against Chile with what Schalke on Monday called a "ruptured" ankle ligament.
U.S. Soccer's description of the injury on Monday was not as ominous, however,...
HOUSTON -- United States manager Gregg Berhalter said midfielder Weston McKennie is out for Tuesday's friendly with Chile due to a left ankle injury he picked up on Thursday against Ecuador, but Berhalter added that the player didn't sustain any broken bones.
McKennie was injured midway through the second half when he fell awkwardly after attempting a headed clearance. He left the field with the help of trainers but eventually required a stretcher to carry him back to the U.S. bench.
Schalke have sacked Domenico Tedesco as coach and brought back Huub Stevens to oversee their next game.
Schalke, who were routed 7-0 by Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday, are without a win in seven Bundesliga games and have lost their last three.
The 33-year-old Tedesco led the side to second place in his debut season last year but now the team are just four points off the relegation zone with nine rounds remaining.
It is Schalke's worst season since they were relegated from the...