Oguchi Onyewu hurt

Onyewu out 6 months, jeopardizing World Cup

October 22, 2009
CHICAGO -- American defender Oguchi Onyewu will be sidelined for six months following surgery to repair a ruptured patellar tendon in his left knee, a layoff that could jeopardize his appearance in next year's World Cup.

After Onyewu was injured in last week's World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica, the U.S. Soccer Federation originally projected his recovery at three to four months. The federation issued a new estimate of six months on Thursday, a day after national team physician Dr. ...

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