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Fabian Johnson out indefinitely with Achilles tendon problem

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FC Barcelona v VfL Borussia Moenchengladbach - UEFA Champions League Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Borussia Monchengladbach released an official statement on Monday announcing that Fabian Johnson will be out “until further notice” with an Achilles tendon injury.

Borussia will have to do without the Fabian Johnson for the time being. The USA international is out injured after complaining of an Achilles tendon problem.

ESPNFC reports that Johnson isn’t expected to play again until the new year.

Achilles tendon injuries are no joke. Worst case scenarios can see athletes miss up to 16 months if the tendon is severely damaged. Thankfully, from the sound of the reports, it doesn’t seem like Fabian is in danger of missing a hugely significant amount of time.

It’s been a rough season for both BMG and Johnson. The Bundesliga club currently sit in 12th place in the table after winning a Champions League spot last season. They’ve also been relegated to Europa League play after finishing third in their UCL group behind Barcelona and Manchester City.

Johnson has fallen out of consistent starting contention and has been bumped down to a spot starter/reserve player role. There were even whispers earlier this month that he could entertain a move to MLS because his role has been diminished.

While no timetable for his return has been given, we can only hope he’s fully fit come March when the USMNT resume the CONCACAF Hexagonal. New national team manager Bruce Arena visited with Johnson last week as he made the rounds in Germany to meet his new players. It’s probably safe to assume that Fabian will be as important to the USMNT under Arena as he was under Klinsmann if he’s healthy.