• Monday Jan 27, 2014

    U.S. star Johnson breaks hand in Bundesliga game

    United States international Fabian Johnson (left) suffered a broken right hand on January 25, 2014, during a German Bundesliga game with his club Hoffenheim. (Photo: Mexsport)

     SINSHEIM, Germany – United States international Fabian Johnson will be out of action for an unspecified amount of time after breaking his right hand during Hoffenheim’s 4-0 loss to host Nürnberg on Saturday.

    The defender/midfielder sustained the injury in the first half of the German Bundesliga encounter and did not return following the interval.

    With his versatility, Johnson played a key role during the Americans’ successful qualifying campaign for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, appearing in nine matches.

    The 26-year-old was not slated to play in the USA’s February 1 friendly against Korea Republic, but it was anticipated that he would part be of the squad for the pre-World Cup match at Ukraine on March 5.

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