For any U.S. men's national team fan who watched Saturday's Bayern Munich vs. Schalke game, it wasn't one you probably enjoyed. In the match, star USA midfielder Weston McKennie left nearly in tears after receiving a violent yet unintentional kick from Bayern's James Rodriguez.
In turns out, his injury isn't as feared as first though. Despite concerns there could have been some sort of leg fracture, a source close to the player tells CBS Sports that his MRI revealed no break, just bad bone bruising. The source also said the player is hopeful to be out only for a week, but the timetable on his return remains to be seen.
Here's when the injury took place:
That's good news for USA fans but could put his participation with the national team in October in jeopardy if he's out longer than expected.
More to come as this story develops.