Sam Vines reports broken tibia is a no go for World Cup., a USMNT World Cup hopeful, has reported that he will be unable to travel to Qatar due to a broken tibia. Vines has declared that his broken tibia will prevent him from competing in the competition in Qatar. After a solid start to the season with Belgian club Royal Antwerp, the left-back was in the running to make the USMNT World Cup team and received a call-up to the Stars and Stripes squad for September’s friendlies against Japan and Saudi Arabia. He has since acknowledged that, due to injuries, he would be sidelined for an extended period of time.
There are many ups and downs in life. Unfortunately, I had to have surgery yesterday because I broke my tibia. He posted on Instagram that the procedure went well and that he should return in three to four months. I regret that I was unable to participate in the World Cup, but I will continue to support the team through to the finish. I’ll return more powerful.
Gregg Berhalter, the USMNT’s head coach, will now need to hunt elsewhere for a left-back to replace Antonee Robinson. Joe Scally of Borussia Monchengladbach might be a contender, however, Barcelona loanee Sergino Dest can also play on the wings. The team will play Wales in their opening 2022 World Cup match on November 21.
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