Juventus manager Massimo Allegri confirmed that midfielder Weston McKennie won’t play a part of the club this season.
The USA international continues to recover from a broken foot and despite hopes that he would be fit for the latter stages of the campaign, his manager thinks they will only have him in the coming season.
“The season is over for Weston because of his injury. He’ll be back next season,” Allegri told DAZN after his side defeated Spezia 1-0 on Sunday evening.
The news means will be a blow for the USA who have crucial final three World Cup qualifying fixtures.
The player who had been linked with a move to the Premier League injured himself during Juve’s 1-1 first-leg Champions League round-of-16 draw with Villarreal last month with his club saying:
Juventus and USMNT midfielder Weston McKennie won’t come back this season, Massimiliano Allegri announces: “The season is over for Weston because of his injury. He’ll be back next season”. 🚫🇺🇸 #USMNT #Juve
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 6, 2022
“Weston McKennie underwent further investigations at J Medical which confirmed the presence of a compound fracture of the second and third metatarsal bones of his left foot.
“The initial recovery time is expected to be approximately eight weeks.”
The player who featured for Juve 28 times this season scoring four goals in the process is under contract at the club until 2025.