Dempsey suffers knee injury, will undergo scans Monday

Dempsey suffers knee injury, will undergo scans Monday

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Dempsey suffers knee injury, will undergo scans Monday

Clint Dempsey 9 (Reuters) 

Clint Dempsey has enjoyed a stellar season for Fulham, playing with confidence while also leading the club in goals scored, but Dempsey's latest game for the Cottagers is sure to give U.S. national team fans nightmares.

Dempsey suffered a knee injury and hobbled off the field in the second half of Fulham's 2-0 loss to Blackburn on Sunday. The initial prognosis is that Dempsey suffered ligament damage, but scans will be done on Monday to precisely determine the extent of the injury.

"Clint will be scanned on Monday but we feel it might be a posterior cruciate knee ligament which would be very bad for us and he would be out for a while," Fulham manager Roy Hodgson told Soccernet.com.

Dempsey's injury puts his World Cup status up in the air, and adds to the injury woes of the U.S. team, who are currently threatened by potential absences from forward Charlie Davies and Oguchi Onyewu.

What do you think of Dempsey being hurt? How concerned are you? Do you see him recovering in time for the World Cup?

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