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USMNT’s Weston McKennie injured in Juventus’ loss to Atalanta

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USMNT’s Weston McKennie injured in Juventus’ loss to Atalanta

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Weston McKennie came off the pitch for Juventus on Saturday against Atalanta, causing a potential headache for an already struggling team.

The US national team midfielder has been in good shape lately for the Old Lady as well as for his country, but the 23-year-old had to be replaced against Atalanta after receiving a blow to the knee.

What happened to McKennie?

McKennie started a long run into the box midway through the second half with his side down 1-0. The midfielder faced Atalanta defender Berat Djimsiti and came out appearing to favor his knee.

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After being examined on the pitch by Juve’s medical staff, McKennie hobbled and was replaced by Moise Kean in the 64th minute.

Juve would lose 1-0 to Atalanta, falling to eighth place in the Serie A table.

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How strong was McKennie’s form?

The midfielder has been in good shape for Juventus and USMNT in recent weeks, scoring for his country earlier this month in a key 2-0 win over Mexico in World Cup qualifying .

McKennie has also started eight of Juve’s last nine games, scoring two goals.

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