The United States Mens National Team, coached by Gregg Berhalter, has already lost its first major player for the World Cup in Qatar 2022, defender Miles Robinson.
The Atlanta United player confirmed this bad news after undergoing surgery after rupturing the Achilles tendon in his left leg.
Miles Robinson’s words
“I can’t find the words to describe all the emotions I’m feeling today. But I do know that I am so grateful to have such loving family, friends and fans that have been so supportive over the last few days. Day one of the comeback starts today! I’ll be back…BELIEVE THAT,” Robinson wrote on his social networks.
Robinson, who has 21 caps for the United States National Team and has become a reliable element for Gregg Berhalter, suffered this injury in Atlanta United’s 4-1 victory over Chicago Fire on Saturday in an MLS match.
How did the terrible injury happen?
Just 15 minutes into the game, the 25-year-old went to the turf and was stretchered off the field.
After almost two days of evaluation, this Monday Robinson underwent surgery and his return would be before the start of the World Cup in Qatar 2022, however, he would not be in optimal conditions to be called up and for the moment he will miss the MLS season.
What did Gregg Berhalter say?
“We are devastated for Miles. He had established himself as a top player last year during the Playoffs. We will be thinking of him and wish him a successful recovery period,” said U.S. head coach Gregg Berhalter.
The U.S. men’s national soccer team is placed in Group B along with England, Iran and a European playoff team, to be determined later between Scotland, Ukraine or Wales. The Qatar 2022 World Cup kicks off on November 21.