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Report: Emerson Hyndman to miss time with broken collarbone

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Emerson Hyndman was a standout for the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team’s World Cup qualifying campaign, but the success did not come without a major setback.

Goal USA reported Thursday that Hyndman¬†will likely miss up to six weeks after suffering a broken collarbone late in the U.S.’s victory over El Salvador last week.

The 18-year-old could be sidelined until April, which would give the Fulham midfielder roughly a month to prepare for May’s Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand. The U.S. U-20’s are planning to hold a camp in March.

Hyndman, who has made nine appearances for Fulham this season, was arguably the U.S.’s strongest player throughout the CONCACAF U-20 Championships. The FC Dallas academy product’s play has reportedly drawn the interest of clubs in Germany and Spain, including La Liga’s Elche.

What do you think of Hyndman’s injury? How will it affect his immediate future on both the club and international level?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. He is not too likely to lose much conditioning since he can probably ride an exercise bike almost immediately and begin running fairly soon with an increase in activities until given the green light. It does mean he will not feature for Fulham for at least 6 weeks. He may be not be quite as sharp for a few weeks after that, but for the WC, he should be good.

    • depends on type of fracture. since six weeks was the given recovery time, it may be just a partial fracture. As someone who suffered a more complicated fracture, I can tell you I couldn’t run for the pain for quite awhile. I wanted to, but couldn’t. Also couldn’t sleep in a bed for 6 weeks. He’s young, so will heal quickly. Wish him the best.

      • Check out his twitter feed, there’s a photo there of Emerson celebrating with the rest of the team after that final match. Doesn’t look like it was hurting all that much.

    • Tyler Hamilton won the Tour of Italy riding with a freshly broken collarbone. Like jb said, it could be more complicated, and Hyndman may not want to, ah, self-medicate in the same way Hamilton must have done. I’d take this over an ACL tear, though.

  2. Since I don’t believe in curses, I have to say that our recent crop of young prospects have shown to be fragile. They seem to always get major injuries on their way up.

    Gatt, Gyau, Pelosi, Boyd, Hyndman, etc. That’s just off the top of my head, I’m sure i’m missing plenty others.

    • Of course you do know that at that age the body is still developing, still growing. You combine that with professional sports and the opportunity for injury increases. No curses. It happens.

      Best wishes to the kid for a speedy recovery.


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