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USMNT’s Saief hospitalized after developing infection from hernia surgery

KAA Gent v Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Europa League Round of 32: First Leg

GENT, BELGIUM - FEBRUARY 16: Kenny Saief of KAA Gent and Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 first leg match between KAA Gent and Tottenham Hotspur at Ghelamco Arena on February 16, 2017 in Gent, Belgium. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

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Kenny Saief was having a good early portion of his summer after earning a U.S. Men’s National Team call up, but now the Israeli-American will have to miss more time on the pitch.

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The 23-year-old Gent midfielder went down with a hernia injury in the USMNT’s Gold Cup tune up against Ghana, which required Saief to undergo surgery in July.

After having a successful surgery, though, Saief has developed an infection in the region where the operation took place, according to Israeli news site One.

The report states that Saief was suffering from a high fever before he was taken to Belgium to resolve the situation.

Saief will miss several months as he begins rehabilitation, meaning he’ll be unavailable for Gent as the club continues the early portion of its 2017/18 Jupiler Pro League campaign.