By IVES GALARCEP
Anyone hoping that Steve Cherundolo would hurry back from injury to reclaim his spot as the U.S. Men’s National Team starting right back is going to probably have to wait a while longer.
Cherundolo underwent minor arthroscopic knee surgery on his left knee on Thursday. The timetable on his return to action for Hannover 96 remains uncertain.
Cherundolo’s surgery puts his participation in the U.S. national team’s next World Cup qualifiers in doubt. The team’s March qualifiers are six weeks away, not much time for Cherundolo to both recover from the surgery and get enough action on the field to be ready to face Costa Rica and Mexico. The surgery was identified as minor though, so there still might be an outside chance the 33-year-old defender can work his way back in time to be considered for qualifiers in March.
What do you think of this development? Who would you start at right back in the March qualifiers if Cherundolo can’t make it back in time?
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