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McKennie potentially missing rest of season

UPDATE: Juve star McKennie suffers double fracture, rest of season now in doubt

February 23, 2022 By Michelle Bonsu
The American star hobbled off injured during Juve's 1-1 draw with Villarreal, and now his injury is reportedly a lot worse than expected.

On Tuesday, Juventus resumed their Champions League journey with an away match against Villarreal. Despite new signing Dusan Vlahovic opening the scoring and setting a record in the process, the Bianconeri unfortunately were not able to leave Spain with a win after the Yellow Submarine managed to claw their way back into the game.

With the first leg having finished as a one-all draw, the stakes will be even higher for the second leg, which will be played in Turin next month.

However, Massimiliano Allegri will have to make do without one of his key players. American star Weston McKennie, who has become a fan favorite since moving from Schalke, sustained an injury during the game and had to be subbed off.

And now, the extent of his injury has been fully revealed, with the Texan-born midfielder suffering a double fracture in his foot.

According to Sky Sport Italia, the 23-year-old is expected to miss at least two months, but potentially more. That means not only will he not be able to feature for the USMNT in their upcoming World Cup qualifiers, but potentially could be out for the rest of the season.

This comes as a huge blow for Juventus, especially as they already had to make do without key players like Giorgio Chiellini, Paulo Dybala, and Federico Chiesa for the first leg against Villarreal. Chiesa, another instrumental player, is already out for the rest of the season following knee surgery. 


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