Chelsea’s latest signing Christian Pulisic scored his 10th international goal for the United States but was taken off after suffering an injury as the United States drew 1-1 with Chile in a friendly in Houston on Tuesday.
After scoring an early goal for the United States, Pulisic’s evening came to an end on a sour note following an injury that forced him off in the 34th minute. The 20-year-old was chasing down a Chile midfielder when he sustained a quad injury and looked to be in some discomfort on the bench when taken off in the game played in Houston, Texas, and initial reports indicate that he had strained his right quadriceps but his withdrawal was only precautionary.
Pulisic, currently with Borussia Dortmund, is set to miss between three and four weeks due to a tear in his right thigh muscle.
US coach Gregg Berhalter had confirmed Pulisic would undergo an MRI, but eased fears saying he was “not worried” about the Chelsea-bound attacker’s condition.
However, upon returning to Germany, Dortmund manager Lucien Favre provided an assessment on his condition ahead of the match against Wolfsburg on Saturday.
“Pulisic sadly is injured,” he said, per ESPN FC. “He will definitely not play.”
Dortmund and Bayern Munich are currently involved in a tight title race in the Bundesliga, with the two teams level on points and Bayern leading only on goal difference. Pulisic may be absent for BVB’s crucial clash with Bayern Munich on April 6.
Following his goal against Chile, Pulisic has become the youngest USMNT player all-time to reach 10 goals.
The 20-year-old will join Chelsea at the end of the season for a reported £58 million, having decided to leave Dortmund. The American has only started six games for Dortmund in the German top flight having lost his place to Jadon Sancho, with his other nine appearances coming off the bench.