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Joe Gyau’s knee injury could require surgery, keep him out 4 weeks


The final stop of the Landon Dononvan farewell tour reached Hartford, CT and there was much to talk about and reflect on.

He was surrounded by plenty of young talent that could be the crux of future USMNT structures, but it wasn’t all ponies and rainbows.

Borussia Dortmund youngster Joe Gyau suffered a knee injury and was substituted out of the match against Ecuador in just the 22nd minute and left the field on crutches. He was sent back to Germany for further evaluation.

Those tests have revealed a torn meniscus as well as a bone bruise.

According to Ruhr Nachrichten Sports Editor Florian Groeger, Gyau will have an MRI in Dortmund tomorrow to see the extent of those injuries, and could have surgery if needed.


That could keep him out for around a month, especially if he has to go under the knife. Initially, US Soccer announced it was a sprain related to his meniscus and not the ACL, although it seems likely to be worse than just a sprain. They said he will not play in the upcoming friendly against Honduras.

The 22-year-old has made eight appearances this season for Dortmund’s third-tier side Borussia Dortmund II, scoring two goals.

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