Medic!…Jermaine Jones Woes [UPDATE]

JJ: More time in cardigans than jerseys lately

JJ: More time in cardigans than jerseys lately

September 17th Update

A short piece posted on the Schalke website yesterday (9/16) revealed that Jones is NOT slated for a second surgery. However, all is not well with the metal plate that was inserted in his leg. Here is a quote from the Schalke update:

During surgery at the end of June the midfielder had a metal plate inserted that is now causing him problems. There are no plans to perform a second operation, however. The 27-year-old will spend the next three weeks working with Egil Eliassen, the new head of the physiotherapy department, in an attempt to remedy the problem.


[TSG: Originally posted on September 14th]

A big thank you to (via German publication Bild) who alerted us this morning that everyone’s favorite German might be delayed even further in reaching the U.S.

Good job on getting that out there–thank you.

Read the short piece here.

The US hasn’t had an injury saga like this since the days of standout Claudio Reyna.

8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by garbogas on 2009/09/14 at 11:30 AM

    Sad news. Any idea what the timeline would be?


    • Posted by Mark T on 2009/09/14 at 11:35 AM

      Don’t think we’ll get an updated time line from Jones / his club until they decide what the course of treatment (rest / rehab / surgery).


  2. Posted by Mark T on 2009/09/14 at 11:34 AM

    For Jones and the USMNT, the question now becomes, will a few friendlies be enough (assuming Jones is fit) to integrate him into a team that his ambitions of winning, not just playing in South Africa (assuming the USMNT gets there)?

    His talent would suggest the answer is yes, but a lot more goes into the deicision.


  3. I guess Ricardo Clark is going to sleep better tonight. lol


    • Posted by matthewsf on 2009/09/14 at 4:29 PM

      I’m watching the replay of this Honduras game June 6th. Clark looks downright like Yaya Toure crossed with Patrick Viera…well take off about 20%. He’ll definitely start 10/10.


  4. Posted by Matthew N on 2009/09/14 at 4:50 PM

    Is this guy an American or a German.. I dislike these turncoat types.


  5. Posted by Antonio H. on 2009/09/14 at 7:11 PM

    IMO i think we’ll do a heck of a lot better in the next WC. all the injuries will be long gone(and hopefully not recurring) and our young and not so young stars will develop into absolute beasts(i.e. jozy, freddy-four years should be enough time to get back into class form right?-, paco torres, ICEMAN BABY, BF, Chucky-d, Gabriel ferrari-????-, robbie rodgers, edu, JJ, guzan, spector, castillo, bornstein, you see where i’m going). unfortunately by then our “stars”(notice the quotes) will be relatively past their prime and even considering retirement at 31-35


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