McKennie diagnosed with MCL injury; out six weeks
January 22, 2018
On Monday Schalke announced that American midfielder Weston McKennie would miss an estimated six weeks due to a knee injury which he suffered in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Hannover.
McKennie, 19, entered Sunday’s game in the 63rd minute but exited in the 83rd minute after sustaining the injury in a collision. Following the game he was on crutches but told the media he did not believe the injury was serious.
Evaluations were conducted on Monday night and the results indicated a partial tear of his medial collateral ligament which would require roughly six weeks away from the game which would be in early March. The result is a setback but it is far more favorable than an ACL tear which could have sidelined him through the next preseason and into the 2018/19 season.
.@WMckennie hat beim Spiel #S04H96 eine Teilruptur des Innenbandes im rechten Knie erlitten. Er fällt ca. sechs Wochen aus und wird konservativ behandelt. Gute Besserung #Weston! pic.twitter.com/2Hd0Una8jH— FC Schalke 04 (@s04) January 22, 2018