Posted 2010/06/03 by matthewsf in USMNT. 51 Comments
US Soccer officially calling Altidore’s sprain mild and that he is day-to-day.
Sportscenter calls it.
Jozy Altidore taken to the hospital with a sprained ankle. No break.
Will update when we have it.
Posted by Hanson on 2010/06/03 at 9:50 AM
Posted by Hercules3076 on 2010/06/03 at 9:51 AM
I think that will be the reaction of quite a few people.
Posted by Hercules3076 on 2010/06/03 at 9:50 AM
So, we avoid injury during the friendlies, but sustain one during training. If this is serious, who do you think the possible injury substitute would be? Would they need to be from the 30? Either way, I think that Ching might get the call back in if Jozy is left out because of this.
Either way, I think that he doesn’t start against Australia, give him some rest and explore other combinations. Gomez-Buddle anyone? Who would have guessed that forward combo even 4 months ago?
Either way, this is not a good thing…Let’s hope that it is minor, he can sit out against Australia, and be back at full strength against England.
Posted by John on 2010/06/03 at 9:52 AM
Hello Edson Buddle.
Posted by jonk on 2010/06/03 at 9:56 AM
You can see when it happened if you watch the training segment on today’s Studio90. He and Cherundolo are battling at about the 3:20 mark, and Stevie falls on the back of Jozy’s legs.
Posted by brian on 2010/06/03 at 10:59 AM
yep, clearly that must have been it.
Posted by i like tuesday on 2010/06/03 at 9:59 AM
You know what this means!?!
CHARLIE DAVIES IS GOING TO SOUTH AFRICA BABY!
Actually it doesn’t and Jozy will probably be fine but everybody panic just in case.
Posted by Colin on 2010/06/03 at 10:01 AM
Posted by Hercules3076 on 2010/06/03 at 10:03 AM
No, you are all wrong. This must mean FREDDY ADU!!!
Posted by John on 2010/06/03 at 10:03 AM
MIKE GRELLA! PAAAAAAANIC!
Posted by Hercules3076 on 2010/06/03 at 10:05 AM
Posted by John on 2010/06/03 at 10:06 AM
CONNOR CAS….. er…. nevermind…. JOZY ON A BAD ANKLE!
Posted by cfig on 2010/06/03 at 10:10 AM
Thanks for making me smile in the midst of my concern guys :)
Posted by BW on 2010/06/03 at 10:31 AM
if you watch the first studio 90 extra, you’ll see bornstein making sandwiches. he says something like – the turkey is typically below the lettuce and tomato, but it can just as easily be on top. you do the math – bornstein can/will start up front.
Posted by John on 2010/06/03 at 10:36 AM
Well… Bornstein is good at putting the ball in the back of the net. Just not the right one…..
Posted by Antonio H. on 2010/06/03 at 12:53 PM
Posted by Russell on 2010/06/03 at 3:15 PM
Posted by John on 2010/06/03 at 10:01 AM
Posted by John on 2010/06/03 at 10:15 AM
mild [mahyld] Show IPA adjective,-er, -est, noun –adjective
amiably gentle or temperate in feeling or behavior toward others.
characterized by or showing such gentleness, as manners or speech: a mild voice.
not cold, severe, or extreme, as air or weather: mild breezes.
not sharp, pungent, or strong: a mild flavor.
not acute or serious, as disease: a mild case of flu.
gentle or moderate in force or effect: mild penalties.
soft; pleasant: mild sunshine.
moderate in intensity, degree, or character: mild regret.
British Dialect. comparatively soft and easily worked, as soil, wood, or stone.
Obsolete. kind or gracious.
I am going with #7 here. Jozy’s ankle is soft; pleasant: mild sunshine.
Posted by John on 2010/06/03 at 10:23 AM
I just realized that #6 is…
Frank Lampard: Gentle or moderate in force or effect: mild penalties.
Posted by brian on 2010/06/03 at 11:03 AM
Posted by i like tuesday on 2010/06/03 at 11:11 AM
Too bad you didn’t think to switch number 6 and 8 first.
Posted by The Gol Post on 2010/06/03 at 10:15 AM
I’m just going to continue my day like I didn’t read this. Everything is fine… everything is fine…
Posted by Robby on 2010/06/03 at 10:20 AM
Posted by DrBenway on 2010/06/03 at 10:28 AM
“Hi this is Bob and I’m trying to reach Brian Ching”
(in the background) “Tell him I can’t come to the phone because I’m too busy tearing up MLS.”
“Bob, Brian can’t—”
“Yes, I heard him. Will you tell him I’m sorry? It was actually a clerical error. Sorber did it.”
“Brian does not want to talk to you.”
“Understood. Does he know McBride’s number by chance?”
Posted by cfig on 2010/06/03 at 1:38 PM
Posted by Kevin on 2010/06/03 at 3:54 PM
Brian Ching has 2 goals in two games, but sadly Houston lost both games.
I still think BB will regret not calling him up. He’s doing almost everything, but winning.
Posted by dude on 2010/06/03 at 10:51 AM
An x-ray showed nothing serious, the only question is whether or not he plays against Australia.
Reported from Ives and Goff.
It sounds like a minor hiccup.
As I’m citing other blogs, here’s something that made me laugh, and reminded me of how Donovan used to behave.
Posted by John on 2010/06/03 at 11:23 AM
TSHWANE/PRETORIA, South Africa (June 3, 2010) — U.S. Men’s National Team announced the call up of forward Ruiseppe Gossi due to the news that Jozy Altidore sat out training today after incurring a mild right ankle sprain during Wednesday’s practice.
Ruiseppe Gossi is a little known player from Neateck, New Jersey who has starred for the lower division Rochester Rhinos. Not much is known about the Ruiseppe other than he has been a pet project of Bob Bradley for over 1 week now and apparently holds dual citizenship with Italy. Ruiseppe was quoted as saying “I love me the USA!”
Posted by Ian on 2010/06/03 at 3:30 PM
Posted by GeorgeCross on 2010/06/03 at 11:34 AM
He is going to be fine. You lot are worrying about nothing. The worst thing that can happen is that he’ll miss a few days of training and the Australia match. Relax.
Posted by i like tuesday on 2010/06/03 at 11:46 AM
Thanks for the calming words George.
It’ll be good for Findley, Buddle and Gomez to get chances against Australia, since we’ll probably be playing them again on June 26. That means us Yanks can drop Jozy on us Aussies like a secret weapon. They should also be well prepared to deal with a high level defenders in a well-organized side that’s defensively solid, similar to the challenge they’ll face in the group against Slovenia.
Our household is going to be seriously conflicted on Saturday. We’ll have to tie to flags together and wave both. It would probably be best for the ‘Roos to win their group so we can get some revenge on the Germans or Ghana.
Posted by GeorgeCross on 2010/06/03 at 12:00 PM
The report said mild sprain, and not ligament damage. He’s just tweaked it, and probably does something similar throughout the year. No biggy.
So, does you latter comment concede that you think the USA will finish second in Group C?
I am hoping England meet Australia in the Last 16 – so we can further enhance our sporting superiority, just like our Rugby and Cricket heroes have done!
Posted by i like tuesday on 2010/06/03 at 12:13 PM
Not quite. Check your match schedule.
It sounds like under my scenario we can both be happy.
Posted by GeorgeCross on 2010/06/03 at 12:16 PM
Ah, Match 50. C1 vs D2
Posted by kaya on 2010/06/03 at 3:44 PM
Posted by kaya on 2010/06/03 at 11:48 AM
Yeah, I ain’t gonna get in a tizzy about it until I hear something other than mild sprain. They have super duper bionic ultrasound stuff they put on your ankle and then you’re good to go like 48 hours later.
I think we just need to hold our breaths through the Aussie friendly and we’ll be cool.
Otoh, I can’t wait to see what happens to Cisse in this friendly against China.
Posted by Matthew on 2010/06/03 at 11:59 AM
Posted by Vengeful Pat on 2010/06/03 at 12:10 PM
Thank God for the word “mild.” I just bought a Jozy Altidore jersey yesterday, and I was afraid I wouldn’t even get to cheer for the guy while wearing it next week.
Posted by Bob on 2010/06/03 at 3:05 PM
Unbelievable!! On ESPN’s PTI show, they just featured Altidore on their “Happy Trails” segment; a segment usually reserved to say goodbye to players who retire or who are forced to leave their respective sport. I mean c’mon!!
Posted by MicahAC on 2010/06/04 at 10:54 AM
I despise Jim Rome and all the haters
Posted by Ian on 2010/06/03 at 3:32 PM
This is almost a blessing in disguise. It will give a chance for Findley to prove that he wasn’t a fluke, or for Buddle or Gomez to prove to Bob that they can fit into the team and that he made no mistake in selecting them for the squad.
Posted by Eric on 2010/06/03 at 6:50 PM
Problem is if we wanted to see if Altidore and Dempsey can play together (well) with Holden and Edu in, we won’t get the chance against Australia. Meaning would having them both up top still be relatively unproven if that lineup is used against England?
There is the silver lining you elude to of getting Edson Buddle some playing time.
Posted by Robby on 2010/06/03 at 3:46 PM
Two words: Placenta Cream
Posted by Eric on 2010/06/03 at 7:05 PM
One word: What?
If that product exists I don’t want to know where you get it from.
Side note Bob Bradley’s conversation right now:
BB: “Hi dear. I am calling from a pay phone. Yes mickey is ok. We all are fine over here. I just was wondering if you could remember where I packed the “magic spray”. I can’t find it anywhere and I REALLY need it right now. What was that? You say I left it at home because it wouldn’t fit in the suitcase with the 8 pairs of sweat gear I brought (one for the Australia game and 7 for the games the US is going to win to bring back the a WC victory). Sh*t…..wait, maybe I can move Mickey up…no…Sh*t. “
Posted by GeorgeCross on 2010/06/03 at 8:08 PM
I beleieve he’s referring to that Serbian doctor that believes horse placenta has healing properties…
Posted by kaya on 2010/06/03 at 8:16 PM
worked wonders for Van Persie… great idea!
Posted by Kevin on 2010/06/03 at 6:59 PM
Becks played with a messed up ankle throughout just about the whole playoffs last year.
Posted by GeorgeCross on 2010/06/03 at 7:04 PM
You should not fcuk about at the World Cup…
Posted by John on 2010/06/04 at 7:16 AM
From the “It could always be worse” file
Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba broke his right arm during a 2-0 victory against Japan in a warmup for the World Cup on Friday.
Drogba limped off after a high 15th-minute challenge by Japan defender Marcus Tulio Tanaka. The Chelsea star could miss the tournament.
“It’s an elbow injury, for sure. How bad it is, I don’t know. He had a lot of pain,” coach Sven Goran-Eriksson said before a team spokesman announced it was a broken arm. “Of course I’m worried. He’s our captain and one of the best players in the world.”
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