Weston McKennie will miss the start of the season for Juventus after suffering a dislocated shoulder.
The midfielder picked up the injury in training last week, forcing him to miss out on the team’s pre-season friendly against Real Madrid on Saturday. Juventus have since confirmed the midfielder is set to be sidelined for at least three weeks, requiring rehabilitation.
“Weston McKennie underwent radiological examinations at J | Medical this morning, which revealed a capsular lesion of the left shoulder,” the statement said. “The player will begin rehabilitation, three weeks’ differentiated work will be required.”
This is yet another setback for the player after he spent the last three months of the 2021/2022 campaign on the sideline with a foot injury. The midfielder previously sustained two broken bones during a midweek Champions League clash against Villareal on February 22.
Juventus is set to kick off on August 15 against Sassuolo, before facing Sampdoria a week later. McKennie is likely to return for the match against Roma on August 27.
With the World Cup looming, the injury-prone player must be quick to return to fight for his place on the USMNT’s 26-player roster.