Report: Chandler recovering from "minor" leg injury

Report: Chandler recovering from "minor" leg injury

World Cup 2014

Report: Chandler recovering from "minor" leg injury

Timothy Chandler

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Timmy Chandler was a curious omission from the U.S. Men’s National Team’s training session on Wednesday, and now we appear to know the reason for that.

Chandler is recovering from a leg injury that U.S. Soccer officials said is deemed to be minor, according to a report from the Associated Press. It is unclear as to when Chandler sustained the knock, but he is expected to return to full training on on Friday. He missed Wednesday’s open practice and trained individually on Thursday as a result of the leg problem.

The 24-year-old Chandler has been seeing time at left back during the U.S.’s World Cup preparations, but is not expected to unseat veteran incumbent DaMarcus Beasley when the Americans play their first group game vs. Ghana in Natal on June 16.

What do you think of Chandler sustaining a knock that is deemed to be minor? Does this rule out any chance that he could start vs. Ghana? Think he will recover in time to at least be a viable bench option?

Share your thoughts below.

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