USMNT injury report: All the latest on Gio Reyna, Yunus Musah and every Stars and Stripes star's fitness status

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GOAL takes a look at the injury status of American soccer's biggest stars

The World Cup is just around the corner, with eight years of hard work to return to the global tournament leading to a tense couple of weeks in Qatar.

But these competitions are all about timing, especially when it comes to injury issues.

Gregg Berhalter may have his ideal squad in mind, but a lot can change in the months leading up to the World Cup. Form will certainly play a part, but the USMNT's big stars will also need to avoid health problems if the team is to show its best self in Qatar.

With that said, here's an update on which USMNT's regulars are dealing with injury issues leading up to the world's biggest tournament:

  1. Weston McKennie
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    Weston McKennie

    After missing the second half of the 2021-22 Serie A season, McKennie nearly missed the start of this Italian campaign.

    McKennie suffered a separated shoulder in training as Juventus prepared for the start of the year with a preseason tour of the United States.

    But the midfielder is back and fully fit as he joins up with the USMNT for the final two pre-World Cup friendlies.

    Status: Healthy

  2. Daryl Dike
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    Daryl Dike

    The former Orlando City striker is hoping to push for a World Cup spot at West Brom, but injuries have once again popped up at a bad time.

    Dike hadn't featured since January due to injury, but played 12 minutes in West Brom's opener, a draw against Middlesbrough.

    But he then suffered a thigh injury in training prior to the match against Watford and he's expected to miss about two months.

    “He knew straight away,” manager Steve Bruce said. “He’s devastated, like all of us. We’re devastated for him because he’s really popular with the supporters because of the way he plays, and the way he is.

    "It’s bad luck, really bad luck. You’ve got a 22-year-old who comes here and has never been injured, then he picks up three since he’s walked through the door last January.”

    Status: Out until October

  3. Tim Weah
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    Tim Weah

    Weah remains out of action for Lille with a foot injury. Manager Paulo Fonseca saying the winger is continuing his rehabilitation, having not featured for the club at all yet this season.

    He will miss out on the USMNT's friendlies as he continued to recover with Lille, but should be back well ahead of the World Cup.

    Status: Out of USMNT camp

  4. Miles Robinson
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    Miles Robinson

    Set to be a starting center back in Qatar, Robinson suffered an Achilles injury in May that is expected to rule him out for the World Cup.

    Robinson underwent surgery shortly after, with Gregg Berhalter saying he was "devastated" to see the defender's injury.

    After his surgery, Robinson tweeted: "I can't find the words to describe all the emotions I'm feeling today. But I do know that I am so grateful to have such loving family, friends and fans that have been so supportive over the last few days. Day one of the comeback starts today! I'll be back...believe that."

    Status: Likely out until 2023

  5. Christian Pulisic
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    Christian Pulisic

    A new manager has come in for Chelsea, but what that means for Pulisic is anyone's guess.

    Pulisic is fit, but may not be sharp as Graham Potter takes over at Chelsea. Having been limited to a supersub role under Thomas Tuchel, the American winger now has to prove himself all over again to a new coach.

    A return to the USMNT could be a relief for the American star, who should feature for Berhalter during this camp.

    Status: Healthy

  6. Gio Reyna
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    Gio Reyna

    Reyna is working his way back to fitness as Dortmund are clearly taking their time with the young American.

    The winger had admitted that he's been "gassed" to start the season, having missed much of the 2021-22 campaign due to injury.

    However, he's been good when he has been on the field, having provided two assists for Dortmund in a Champions League win over Copenhagen.

    Status: Healthy

  7. Zack Steffen
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    Zack Steffen

    The on-loan Manchester City goalkeeper has been ruled out of camp due to injury.

    His time at Middlesbrough hasn't been inspiring, with a knee injury forcing him out since late August. He'll now face a fight to regain his starting job when he does get back, too, with Liam Roberts playing well since Steffen went down.

    And then there's the battle on the national team level, with Matt Turner likely set to start at least one of the two friendlies this week.

    Status: Out of camp

  8. Jordan Pefok
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    Jordan Pefok

    The USMNT striker missed two recent games for Union Berlin due to a muscle injury, but he has been the man in form for the Bundesliga leaders.

    He made his return for a win over FC Koln, making his eighth appearance of the season. However, despite his four goals, he wasn't called into USMNT camp as Berhalter opted to look elsewhere at the striker position.

    Status: Healthy

  9. Antonee Robinson
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    Antonee Robinson

    Robinson exited Fulham's September 3 clash with Tottenham with an apparent ankle injury, leaving the USMNT with a major concern.

    “We’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see, and then day by day to see how he is,” manager Marco Silva said post-match. “Let’s hope that it’s nothing serious and let’s hope he can be ready for next week, but now is too soon to talk about it.”

    Robinson is the USMNT's unquestioned starter but, with the defender out of camp, Sam Vines and Joe Scally look set for a chance to prove they should be in the World Cup squad.

    Status: Out of camp

  10. Cameron Carter-Vickers
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    Cameron Carter-Vickers

    Carter-Vickers was set for another big chance with the USMNT after pushing his way back into the player pool with his strong performances with Celtic.

    However, he was robbed of that chance by an injury that saw him removed from the squad.

    The hope is that he won't be out long, though, as Ange Postecoglou said he expects the defender back after the international break.

    Status: Out of camp

  11. Chris Richards
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    Chris Richards

    Like Carter-Vickers, Richards is a player that could have used this camp to stake his claim to be the No. 2 center back.

    And, like Carter-Vickers, he'll miss out on that chance.

    The Crystal Palace defender pulled out of the squad alongside CCV due to a minor injury.

    Richards hasn't played for the USMNT January due to an injury suffered while still at Hoffenheim and, without these reps, could see his World Cup hopes dashed amid struggles for games at the club level.

    Status: Out of camp

  12. Yunus Musah
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    Yunus Musah

    One-third of the USMNT's starting midfield will not be in camp.

    Musah has been ruled out due to a groin injury and will miss the upcoming friendlies as a result. It comes amid a strong start to the season, with Musah finally getting minutes in midfield with his club, Valencia.

    With Musah out, look for Luca de la Torre to feature in that No. 8 role.

    Status: Out of camp

  13. Cristian Roldan
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    Cristian Roldan

    Roldan has been out with a groin injury suffered in August, with the initial timetable being a four-to-six-week recovery.

    That knocked him out of this camp, but the Seattle Sounders star still does have hope of being one of the final selections for the World Cup squad.

    Status: Out of camp