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USMNT winger Julian Green suffered a partially dislocated shoulder

Apr 8, 2014, 12:41 PM EDT

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There’s an update on the injury Julian Green suffered while playing for the United States against Mexico last week.

It’s a dislocated shoulder, and Green is set to miss several weeks of training at Bayern Munich. He’s currently starring for Bayern Munich II, recording 15 goals and 8 assists at the tender age of 18.

Green is a World Cup hopeful for Jurgen Klinsmann after committing his international future to the United States last month.


“Julian has a shoulder dislocation,” Bayern press officer Markus Hörwick told “He is doing a little rehab, but mostly he will need to rest for about three weeks.”

Obviously Green needs every bit of preparation possible if he’s to make the United States roster for Brazil, so even weeks of rest can be detrimental to his hopes of making the team.

Still, one would imagine Green’s inclusion could’ve been an “experience” spot all along, and perhaps it won’t make too much of a difference to Klinsmann should the healing go as it should. In any event, this could be the tipping point for a player like Brek Shea in the short and long run.

  1. drewvt6 - Apr 8, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    …if anyone is wondering why Green is quite ready for the bigtime yet…

    • xshift28x - Apr 8, 2014 at 6:12 PM

      @drewvt6 exactly how does this not make him ready for the big time? It happened when he lost his footing, which happens quite often in soccer. Quit being a hater.

      • drewvt6 - Apr 9, 2014 at 2:22 PM

        Green fights in a lower weight class than even Damarcus Beasely. Against world class defenders, trying his one-v-one moves are going to get him injured until he bulks up a bit. The entire time I watched Green on the field vs Mexico I feared for his life. I pictured Rafa Marquez giving him a late game scissor tackle and snapping both of his legs.

  2. bostonredsoccer - Apr 8, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    This is why we can’t have nice things.

  3. midtec2005 - Apr 8, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    Good thing it’s soccer, he will be back from this in no time.

    I’d still take him over Shea

  4. josephurban - Apr 8, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    Green is a good soccer player. He does not belong on anyone’s national team roster at this point in his development.

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