USMNT forward Weah undergoes season-ending hamstring surgery

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United States men’s national team forward Timothy Weah will miss the CONCACAF Nations League semifinals and is a question for the start of World Cup qualifying after undergoing surgery.

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Weah suffered a torn hamstring with Lille on Feb. 16, reports The Associated Press. He had just returned to the lineup after missing six months with another hamstring tear.

“Hopefully we can have him back for the start of next season,” said manager Christophe Galtier.

Weah, who turned 20 last week, has managed just 84 minutes for Lille this season after joining from Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

The injury-riddled season has also caused his USMNT cap total to stall at eight. He scored against Bolivia and has an assist versus Colombia, all in friendlies.

The son of football legend and Liberian president George Weah, Timothy Weah had two goals in six appearances for PSG and a 17-appearance loan with Celtic. He scored four goals with an assist in Scotland.

USMNT boss Gregg Berhalter will hope Weah can get back to health before CONCACAF World Cup qualifying in the Fall, but he would’ve planned to give him plenty of run before then. Harsh times for the youngster. Get well soon.