Report: Chandler not expected to make Nurnberg return this season

Report: Chandler not expected to make Nurnberg return this season

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Report: Chandler not expected to make Nurnberg return this season

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Timmy Chandler’s season might be over, and so too could his dreams of playing in the 2014 World Cup.

According to a German report, FC Nurnberg head coach Gertjan Verbeek has said it is likely Chandler will miss the remainder of the current campaign and not return in the near future as had previously been expected.

Chandler is recovering from a torn left meniscus suffered in early February and was expected to make a recovery before the end of the season. That apparently will not happen anymore, which dwindles Chandler’s chances of making a late push to earn a spot on the U.S. Men’s National Team that will head to Brazil for the World Cup this summer.

If Chandler’s season is indeed over, the soon-to-be 24-year-old right back finishes the campaign with 17 starts in 19 league appearances and a goal. His absence would also further deplete the U.S.’s right back pool just three months ahead of this summer’s marquee tournament.

Nurnberg are currently out of the Bundesliga relegation zone, but are clear by just a single point. The club hosts Eintracht Frankfurt this Sunday.

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What do you think of Chandler likely being out for the rest of the season? Really worried about the USMNT’s right back situation right now? Who should start at right back at the World Cup for the U.S.?

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