Monday, February 15, 2010
Aarhus midfielder and US international Benny Feilhaber suffered an ankle injury in training on Monday with no immediate time frame set on a return.
Feilhaber is enjoying one of his best seasons as a professional having appeared in 17 matches thus far for AGF and scoring one goal for the club that currently sits sixth in the Danish Superliga standings.
The Brazilian-born player was taking part in a workout with the squad when a club official says the injury occurred.
"Benny twisted his ankle in a solo accident," AGF press officer Christian Haarsløv confirmed to YA. "[He] got injured receiving a pass. As he tried to take control of the ball, his foot slipped and he twisted his ankle. Our medical staff hopes that is merely a sprain. If so, it will probably keep him out for a couple of weeks."
The injury to the former UCLA standout jeopardizes his status of being named to the US national team that will face Holland in an international friendly on March 3rd in Amsterdam.
It is expected that head coach Bob Bradley will be using that match to feature European-based players as part of the run-up to this summer's World Cup.
The club went on to add that a final diagnosis will take place on Tuesday where they will then be able to pinpoint a time frame on Feilhaber's return.
"We will get the final diagnosis tomorrow. We expect to have the final results from X-ray and an MRI scan," Haarsløv concluded.
Feilhaber and AGF are scheduled to return to Superliga action on March 7th when they face FC Copenhagen.