American forward Josh Sargent will be shut down for the rest of 2019 thanks to a groin injury.
Werder Bremen said the injury first arose during USMNT duty and has bothered the 19-year-old in recent weeks.
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Sargent has two goals and three assists in 13 matches this season, playing mostly a center forward or primary striker role.
“Since this is a small, deep-set muscle, the problems only occur at certain, very specific loads, which is why he was able to play and train for so long with problems. We will now give Josh’s injury time to properly heal, then he will get back to training in January.”
There are four more match days in the Bundesliga before the league goes on holiday break until mid-January.