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US international Joe Gyau has second surgery, could be out for year

2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying - Day 3

NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 24: Joe Gyau #14 of the USA and Marcus Haber #10 of Canada fight for a ball in a 2012 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying match at LP Field on March 24, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

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Borussia Dortmund II winger Joe Gyau, one of the United States’ several youth playing overseas, will necessitate a second surgery to repair an injury sustained during international duty.

On Oct. 10 in a USMNT friendly vs. Equador, the 22-year-old tore his meniscus, and was set to be fully recovered at some point this month.

[RELATED: Klinsmann’s original speculation of Gyau injury]

The Tampa-born kid took to Instagram to reveal that he was braving another setback.

Couldn’t help but cry when the doc told me I needed a second surgery! But it’s all part of the game. What doesn’t kill you will make you stronger, And not even injury can stop me from achieving my dreams and goals! 🙏

A photo posted by Joseph Gyau (@joegyau36) on Jan 30, 2015 at 11:40am PST

Although he didn’t detail a time for his return in this post, Dortmund II head coach David Wagner told German daily newspaper Ruhr Nachrichten that his player could sit out the remainder of the season because of his injury.

Gyau made his first-team debut against Eintracht Frankfurt on Sep. 24, taking the field as a substitute in the 74th minute. The match ended in a 2-2 result.

With how Dortmund’s has performed this season currently, a healthy Gyau may have enjoyed more senior-squad playing time in the second half of the Bundesliga year.

However, this obviously won’t happen now, and Klinsmann’s evaluation of the up-and-comer will also remain on hold.