There’s terrible news for the U.S. national team. American forward Clint Dempsey injured his knee in Fulham’s 2-0 loss at Blackburn on Sunday and was taken to hospital for a scan.
“The initial prognosis for Clint is not good. It looks like cruciate knee ligament damage and if it is it will keep him out for a while,” said Fulham coach Roy Hodgson after the game.
If this is true, it’s very bad news for U.S. coach Bob Bradley’s team. The American team will already be without striker Charlie Davies for the World Cup , who is recovery from a fatal car accident, and star defender Oguchi Onyewu is slowly coming back from serious knee surgery.
Dempsey, who is having a stunning season at Fulham, was playing well in the game and produced an early effort when his overhead kick hit the woodwork. Dempsey limped off in the second half shortly after former D.C. United captain Ryan Nelsen scored on a header to give the Rovers the two-goal lead.
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