Brek Shea sidelined up to four weeks with MCL sprain

Brek Shea sidelined up to four weeks with MCL sprain

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Brek Shea sidelined up to four weeks with MCL sprain

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By IVES GALARCEP

When Brek Shea went down after a terrible tackle that looked like it might lead to serious injury, the immediate fear was that Shea might be forced to miss a lengthy period of time with a devastating knee injury.

Shea did wind up with an injury, but it isn’t as severe as originally feared. Sources have confirmed to SBI that Shea is set to miss four weeks with an MCL sprain.

Shea suffered the injury after being tackled by Matt Kassel during Stoke City’s 2-0 exhibition victory against the Philadelphia Union last Tuesday, just two days after Shea scored the game-winning goal in the U.S. Men’s National Team’s Gold Cup final victory vs. Panama.

The injury will force Shea to miss the start of the upcoming English Premier League season, but the injury is not nearly as bad as it looked like it could be when the tackle happened.

The tackle had Stoke City manager Mark Hughes fuming after Tuesday’s friendly, when he thought Shea’s injury could be even more serious.

What do you think of this development? Relieved to hear it’s not a more serious injury? Worried it is going to set him back in his quest for vital playing time at Stoke City?

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