Jermaine Jones is going to be on the sidelines for a couple weeks. The midfielder will undergo surgery for a sports hernia on Tuesday, but early indications are that it is not overly serious and he may even return in time for the New England Revolution's season opener. The Revs will announce an official timeline for recover after the operation.
It's possible that this was a big of a nagging injury that he wants to get taken care of now that the U.S. camp is over. That wouldn't make the Revs happy, but Jones has never been quiet about how much he loves playing for the national team so it wouldn't be entirely surprising if he prioritized the U.S. It's also possible that Jones just injured himself at the end of training camp or in the Americans' friendly against Panama,
The good news is that the injury does not appear serious. That is huge for the Revolution, whose season turned around when they signed Jones last season and envisioned him as the centerpiece of an MLS Cup favorite. it's also important for the U.S. with Jurgen Klinsmann seemingly set on making him a fixture of the backline going forward.
Updated February 9, 2:12 p.m. ET