Just when you thought Jermaine Jones' recovery from multiple surgeries to heal a broken leg, now come words that problems with his rehab have reportedly led to a falling out with Schalke 04 manager Felix Magath.
According to German publication Bild, Jones expressed his unhappiness with Schalke's plan for his rehabilitation, stating he needs to rest more so as not to have another setback. Magath didn't agree and the two apparently had it out with Jones ultimately threatening to leave Schalke.
Just how true this whole story is remains to be seen, but what remains clear is that Jones is not making progress toward a full recovery anytime soon, making his potential involvement in the U.S. national team's March 3 friendly vs. the Netherlands appear more unlikely.
We'll keep you posted on any follow-up stories are the denials you might expect from a story like this.
What do you think of this latest news? Starting to wonder if Jones will ever come back? Hoping this is just a minor setback? Dreaming of a scenario where Schalke offloads Jones to Everton, where he recovers, befriends Tim Howard and Landon Donovan, and eventually cements his place on Bob Bradley's World Cup squad (okay, so maybe that's a bit of a stretch).
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