United States men's national team midfielder Jermaine Jones limped off after 77 minutes in FC Schalke 04's German Cup match on Tuesday after reportedly suffering an injury to his right ankle.
The severity of the injury is unclear, but a report out of Germany (and Schalke's team site) suggests that Jones has been limited in training to riding a stationary bicycle and that he is doubtful for Schalke's weekend clash with Bayer Leverkusen.
Jones missed the entire 2009-2010 season with a cracked shin, and even though this injury does not appear to be related to that, Schalke's medical staff will still justifiably want to proceed with caution.
(UPDATE: Another report says that medical tests revealed a torn ligament and other ligament damage in the ankle. A timetable has not been set for his return. When reached for comment, U.S. Soccer could not confirm the diagnosis, but it was aware of the situation.)
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