Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Turner missed Thursday night’s Europa League match at PSV Eindhoven, adding a different injury be concerned for the U.S. men’s national group ahead of the World Cup.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta stated Turner felt “discomfort” in his groin at instruction on Wednesday forcing the club to turn to No. 1 keeper Aaron Ramsdale, who produced his Europa League debut in a two- loss to PSV.
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“Yesterday in instruction he had some discomfort in his groin and he attempted this morning but he was not properly so Aaron had to play,” Arteta stated. “We have to assess it, but it did not appear like a severe injury”.
Turner, 28, has played just 4 matches due to the fact transferring to the Gunners final summer season from Major League Soccer’s New England Revolution. Arsenal has 1 Europa League game remaining ahead of the World Cup, against Zurich on Nov. three.
Turner was sidelined from Feb. two till April 30 just after he played for the U.S. in a World Cup qualifier against Honduras in St. Paul, Minnesota, on a evening exactly where the kickoff temperature was three-degrees-Fahrenheit.
Turner is 1 of 4 top contenders for the 3 goalkeeper spots on the U.S. World Cup roster, which will be announced Nov. 9. The other individuals are Middlesbrough’s Zack Steffen, Luton Town’s Ethan Horvath and New York City FC’s Sean Johnson.
Midfielder Tyler Adams missed Leeds’ Premier League loss to Fulham on Sunday for the reason that of an unspecified injury, with manager Jesse Marsch saying he is questionable for Saturday’s game at Liverpool.
Back in the World Cup just after missing the 2018 tournament, the U.S. opens against Wales on Nov. 21, plays England in a Black Friday matchup 4 days later and closes group play on Nov. 29 against Iran.
ESPN’s Tom Hamilton contributed to this report.