All eyes were on the US last week as they stunned many by beating Ghana in their opening World Cup game with a 2-1 victory. But joy was overshadowed by serious injuries to two of the star players, Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey.
Altidore left the game with a strained hamstring and Dempsey had a bloody nose after taking a high leg to the face.
The US coach says Altidore is healing well and should be able to play soon.
A second US player, Matt Besler, suffered tightness in his hamstring but is expected to play as well.
Vitals.com outlines in an infographic the most common soccer injuries, as well as how to prevent them. What’s the most common? ACL injuries are at the top of the list. Read more here about what Texas Orthopedics’ Dr. Randall Schultz says about these all too common and very painful injuries.