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DeAndre Yedlin's injury does not appear to be serious

Jurgen Klinsmann calmed any fears that the youngster would be out for an extended period of time.

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DeAndre Yedlin went down with an injury in the United States' 2-0 win over Panama, but he shouldn't miss much time. There was some concern when he was the victim of a terrible tackle and limped off of the pitch before being substituted, but Jurgen Klinsmann has put any serious concern to bed.

"With DeAndre, I don’t have the details now," Klinsmann said. "It’s not as bad, but we just moved forward and took him out. He should be fine."

That's especially good news considering Yedlin's club situation. He just moved to Tottenham Hotspur in January and need to make a good impression if he wants to start earning playing time with the club. Having to spend an extended time on the sidelines would not have done that.

Yedlin is a key player for the future of the U.S., capable of playing as a fullback, a wingback, or a midfielder and giving Klinsmann flexibility on the right as he tries to sort out what he wants to do. He is also at a relatively big club in Europe at the age of 21, and already has a World Cup under his belt. But this is a key time in his career as he tries to make a go of it at Spurs and an injury is the last thing he needs, so it's a good thing nothing is serious.