USMNT, Schalke man McKennie leaves Mexico match with injury

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One of the USMNT’s brightest young prospects has suffered a knee injury and left Tuesday’s match against Mexico in Nashville after 40 minutes.

Weston McKennie left the field and told trainers that it was a non-contact injury, according to the broadcast. It’s 0-0 at the break in Tennessee.

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No one wants to make any definitive statements on injuries, but non-contact injuries sometimes mean ligaments, and that can be very bad news.

McKennie, 20, is a regular starter for Schalke in the Bundesliga and has played defensive mid, attacking mid, and even some center back for the Gelsenkirchen side.

Tuesday was his sixth cap for the USMNT. He has one goal.