Premier League News: Sunderland Boss Confident that American Striker will Recover Soon
By Mark Wayne Eubank | July 10, 2014 11:25 PM EST
Sunderland boss, Gus Poyet, is confident that American striker Jozy Altidore will be able to recover in time for preseason after hitting the sidelines due to a hamstring injury during USA's opening match against Ghana in the World Cup finals.
Altidore of the U.S. grimaces as he grabs his leg after sustaining an injury during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match against Ghana at the Dunas arena in Natal
The 24-year-old was able to redeem himself in the Dutch Eredivisie with AZ Alkmaar following a failed stint with Villareal, who loaned him out several times as he was deemed a surplus to their needs, which led the Black Cats to sign him for £8.8million in 2013.
"From the beginning, the doctor has been in touch with the US medical staff," Poyet
"In the beginning it looked bad but it got much better during the weeks and Jozy was nearly available for the last 16."
"If, say, the US had got through to the next stage, Jozy would have played a part. We know hamstring injuries are tricky and that you have to be careful not to come back too quickly."
"Jozy deserves his holidays now. We have an agreement as to how many days he will have after finishing in the World Cup."
"I am sure, if nothing goes wrong, that when Jozy is back with us for pre-season, he is going to be fit to start training without any problems."
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- Still The World Champions: Team USA Overpowers Serbia, 129-92 To Win 2014 FIBA World Cup [PHOTOS]
- Kanye West, Ben Affleck, Serena Williams Are Victims Of Migraines: Ways To Tackle It
- Pope Francis: World War III Has Started On Piecemeal
- After Win Over Maidana, Mayweather Says He Is Prepared To Negotiate A Fight With Pacquiao
Join the Conversation
- 2014 FIBA World Cup Final: USA Vs. Serbia Live Streaming Info, Key Players And Preview
- The Rock Reveals He And John Cena Nearly Fought Backstage [VIDEO]
- Manchester United News: Man Utd. vs QPR Preview
- Maria Sharapova And Grigor Dimitrov Break Up News
- Reports Indicate Mayweather Has 2 Girlfriends: Bad Medina & Liza Hernandez
- iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus vs Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8: Performance, CPU and Health
- Google Release Roundup: Nexus 5 2014, Nexus 6, Nexus 8 and Android L Killer Features
- Samsung Attacks iPhone 6 Plus Through New Galaxy Note 4 Commercial: Apple Claims Imitating Galaxy Note Phablets
- iPhone 6 And IPhone 6 Plus Sold Out, New Stocks To Arrive In October
- Moto G (Gen 2) vs. Xiaomi Redmi 1S—Specifications, Features And Price Showdown
- Nexus 6, 8 Release Dates Imminent as Moto X Pre-Order Begins & Nexus 7 Deals Ramp Up
- iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus Shipping Has Begun, Expected To Reach Customers’ Doorstep On Sept 19 Launch Date