Jurgen Klinsmann and U.S. Soccer will be holding their breath awaiting news after DeAndre Yedlin was substituted during second half stoppage time in Newcastle United’s 2-1 win away to Preston North End on Saturday afternoon.
Yedlin reportedly left the field with a bandage around his head after clashing with an opposing player.
While I’m not a doctor by any means, a bandage surely means at least a cut or a gash of some sort was suffered. If that’s the worst that happened, he shouldn’t be in any danger of missing next month’s World Cup qualifiers starting on November 11 vs. Mexico in Columbus.
However, if a concussion was also suffered, then there’s very strong reasons to worry about his potential availability to the USMNT for those matches.
Head injuries are no joke and have ruined player’s careers. Concussions especially, are unpredictable both in diagnosis and recovery. We can only hope it’s just a minor wound and not a concussion.
No other information has been given on his condition other than the bandage. We’ll keep you updated as soon as information is released to the public.