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Timothy Chandler to undergo surgery for torn meniscus

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Timothy Chandler tore the meniscus in his right knee in Eintracht Frankfurt's 4-1 win over Stuttgart on Saturday. Now he has undergo surgery to repair the problem and is facing several weeks on the sideline.

Eintracht did not give a clear timeline for Chandler's return, only that he would be out for at least a few weeks. Normally meniscus tears keep players sidelined anywhere from three to eight weeks, with six weeks the most common.

With Chandler's injury, he is certainly ruled out of the United States' friendlies against Peru and Brazil next month. It also puts his availability for the October 10 Confederations Cup playoff against Mexico in question. He may not have returned by then and, even if he has, he may not have regained the fitness necessary to play for the U.S.

Considering Chandler's recent struggles with the national, his absence wouldn't seem to be a huge one, but the U.S. are running out of fullbacks. Fabian Johnson is hurt and DaMarcus Beasley went down with an injury over the weekend. Jurgen Klinsmann's fullback options are thinning by the day.