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Timothy Chandler out 8-10 weeks & other injuries
   February 8, 2014 (5:45 PM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post

Not a great week on the health front for a few USMNT hopefuls.

Timothy Chandler had to be removed after 10 minutes in today’s game.  The verdict:

That will knock him out of the Ukraine friendly and likely out of a good chance of making the World Cup squad.

Then we have this video of Nottingham Forrest manager Billy Davies saying Eric Lichaj will be out for “a number of weeks”.  With those two injuries, Michael Parkhurst and Brad Evans stock just went soaring on the USMNT stock market.

We know Oguchi Onyewu has a calf injury.  According to this report, he could out a while with a calf muscle tear.

It was not all doom and gloom today, Jonathan Spector is nearing a return to the field after returning to training with Birmingham City.  He has been out since October with a thigh injury.

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Matt Benson

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6 Responses to “Timothy Chandler out 8-10 weeks & other injuries”

  1. CP says:

    If Timmy does go through surgery, hopefully it is small enough tear that they can remove a piece of the meniscus vs. having to repair it. Having done both, the repair takes quite a bit longer to come back from and if he tries to push it too hard too quickly (as I did), he can end up just tearing it again…

    Good news is that while it can be painful (especially breaking up the scar tissue after not moving his knee for a while), he should be back to normal in 2-3 months. I just hopes he is able to get back into soccer shape quickly enough and that Klinsmann gives him the chance!!!

  2. CP says:

    Btw, now that I think about it, wasn’t Jermaine Jones going to have surgery on his meniscus over the Christmas break? I guess it wasn’t as serious as they thought…if the tear is not that bad, sometimes it can heal itself, especially if you take it easy for a while…

  3. Jeffrey says:

    “So you’re saying there’s a chance?”

  4. William says:

    Cameron 100% must be the RB this summer. I fell more comfortable with a Goodson-Besler combo than I do with a Gonzo-Besler combo.

    Clarence Goodson is highly underrated and I feel more comfortable with him at CB than just about anyone else.

    Will Packwood could be a game changer though…he is playing very well for Birmingham albeit only 3 starts since returning from injury. He is rated at 7.5 for those three games.

  5. Gregory says:


    Your right about Will Packwood, he turns 21 in May and if he keeps getting games he could make Brazil.

    Injuries are a part of the game and Lichaj and Chandler can get back into form before June.

  6. CP says:

    I have no doubt that Chandler will be ready for Brazil and ready to start (having had the injury myself). My only question is whether Klinsmann will be ready for Chandler??

    Packwood is definitely intriguing, isn’t he? You typically don’t want to play such a young CB (especially one that hasn’t been playing much this year due to injury), but it shows you how weak we are at the position. Both Brooks and Packwood could still make it to Brazil and both could even start if they have enough minutes and show the quality between now and the WC.

    It is amazing that Gonzalez chose not to go to Europe. Even if he is a starter this time, he will likely be passed in 2016 by those two, if not others!

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