BRIAN SCIARETTA - Monday, September 23, 2013
Hertha Berlin and U.S national team central defender John Anthony Brooks is set to miss time after an elbow injury forced him to leave Sunday's game against Freiburg in the first half.
Brooks, 20, was subbed out of the game against Freiburg which ended 1-1.
"On Sunday against Freiburg, Brooks suffered a hyperextension of his right eblow and a forarm muscle tear," a Hertha representative said. "We expect him to miss two to three weeks."
Hertha currently sit in 10th place in the Bundesliga with eight points through six games.
Brooks earned his first U.S cap in August duringa 4-3 win over Bosnia. He was on the roster for the recent qualifier against Costa Rica but did not play. It is unclear at this point if he will recover in time for the U.S team's final World Cup qualifiers starting on October 11 against Jamaica and October 15 against Panama.