American star Christian Pulisic hit the peaks and valleys of soccer on Saturday.
Starting on the wing against Arsenal, the 21-year-old scored his 11th Chelsea goal and looked on the verge of a 12th when he pulled up with a painful injury in the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium.
Pulisic exploded out of the halftime break and forced a turnover before driving the left side of the pitch.
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He grimaced once he got inside the 18 and couldn’t manage full muster on his shot as he hit the turf in agony.
Holding his hamstring after his shot went wide, Pulisic needed help to get off the pitch but was upright in limping off with help.
Injuries are about the only thing that have stopped Pulisic since he became a regular feature for Chelsea. He missed 11 matches this season with muscle troubles in his leg.
USMNT fans will be hoping this non-contact injury is just bad luck, but Pulisic’s agony delivers a real concern for club and country.Follow @NicholasMendola