U.S. national team and AC Milan defender Oguchi Onyewu plans to have surgery on Wednesday to repair a ruptured patellar tendon in his left knee. Onyewu injured his knee while playing for the U.S. in last week's World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica.
U.S. national team physician Dr. Bert Mandelbaum will operate on Onyewu in Los Angeles, the U.S. Soccer Federation said Monday. Onyewu has appeared in just one of AC Milan's 10 competitive matches this season before getting hurt.
AC Milan chief executive officer Adriano Galliani said last week the club hopes to receive compensation from the USSF.