By FRANCO PANIZO
Cody Cropper will be out of action in the short-term due to the head injury he suffered last week, but the good news is that no surgery is needed for him to recover.
Cropper sustained what Southampton called a “nasty injury” to his head in last Monday’s Under-21 match vs. Fulham, and was immediately transported to a hospital. Tests on the 21-year-old goalkeeper have shown he suffered a concussion, but that an operation was not required as had previously been feared.
A timetable for Cropper’s recovery has not been made public by Southampton.
The young netminder has been a constant fixture in U.S. Men’s National Team’s youth sides in recent years, and he received his first official call-up to the first team last September before a friendly vs. Belgium. He has yet to make his professional debut, but is expected to be in the mix for the U.S.’s starting goalkeeper spot at the 2016 Olympics should the Americans qualify.
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