USMNT midfielder McKennie stretchered off for Schalke

Weston McKennie Schalke
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United States men’s national team midfielder Weston McKennie was taken off the pitch on a stretcher following a painful shoulder injury on Sunday.

Schalke and Eintracht Frankfurt were just 13 minutes into their Bundesliga match when McKennie surged into a 50-50 challenge with big Bas Dost.

McKennie hit the turf hand first and hard, turning a bit perhaps to avoid teammate Omar Mascarell.

It didn’t look good.

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The physical midfielder has suffered his fair share of injuries for club and country. Calf, thigh, and ankle ailments that limited him to 24 league outings last season.

He suffered an MCL injury the previous season and a broken toe in 2016/17.

McKennie has played mostly in the center of the park for Schalke this season with some time at right mid and center back.