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Schalke 04's Jones, dropped for Basel game, faces knee surgery
September 30th, 2013 1:08AM

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[AMERICANS ABROAD] German club Schalke 04 dropped U.S. national team midfielder Jermaine Jones for its UEFA Champions League game against Basel this week, and he faces knee surgery that could keep him out of action for six weeks, according to media reports out of Germany.

Kicker magazine reported that Schalke 04 decided to leave Jones out for Tuesday's game for a mistake that almost cost a goal in its 3-3 tie with Hoffenheim.

Schalke 04 led 3-1 before Hoffenheim rallied to tie the score at 3-3. In the 84th minute, Jones lost the ball, giving Roberto Firmino a chance to win the game for Hoffenheim but he hit the underside of the crossbar. Two minutes later, Jones was substituted.

"We have decided that Jermaine Jones is to get time to think and will be left out of the squad for the Basel game," Schalke general manager Horst Heldt told Sport Bild.

Jones told Sport Bild he was using the layoff to "straighten out my meniscus."



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