Williams hurts shoulder, out 4-to-6 weeks

Williams hurts shoulder, out 4-to-6 weeks

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Williams hurts shoulder, out 4-to-6 weeks


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Danny Williams' place on the U.S. men's national team roster for next month's friendlies and June's World Cup qualifiers is in jeopardy.

The TSG 1899 Hoffenheim midfielder/defender is out for the last two games of the season after injuring his shoulder. According to Hoffenheim's web site, he will need to miss the next 4-to-6 weeks while recovering, which would make him fit right around the time that the U.S. men's national team faces Scotland, Brazil and Canada in friendlies before World Cup quailfiers against Antigua & Barbuda and Guatemala.

Williams, a defensive midfielder and defender for Hoffenheim, has been used primarily as a winger by Jurgen Klinsmann, but the 23-year-old's versatility and overall skill level makes him a valuable asset for the national team. He has started four of the last five national team matches (not including the ones following the January training camp), including playing all 90 minutes in the 1-0 victory over Italy in February.

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