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USMNT mid Holmes need scans after limping off for Derby County

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DERBY, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 15: Duane Holmes of Derby County during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Huddersfield Town at Pride Park Stadium on February 15, 2020 in Derby, England. (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)

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The only thing that could cool down USMNT midfielder Duane Holmes is injury.

Holmes was forced out of Derby County’s 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town after just 29 minutes on Saturday with the match still scoreless.

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The 25-year-old entered the day with three goals and three assists in 2020, combining with Wayne Rooney to send the Rams up the table.

Derby County manager Phillip Cocu said Holmes will need scans to determine the extent of his injury.

Holmes’ form gave him considerable hope of being called into Gregg Berhalter’s USMNT next month for friendlies in Wales and the Netherlands, so those scans will be watched closely by club and country.

The draw has Derby County nine points back of the promotion playoff places.

On the forced change of Duane Holmes...

“Duane will probably need a scan to see the damage and how big the damage is. Hopefully, they’re both [Holmes and Wisdom] not out for long because they’ve been good recently. It would be a big setback.”

— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) February 15, 2020