Brooks sidelined with elbow and forearm injuries

[AMERICANS ABROAD] Hertha Berlin defender John Brooks could miss the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica and Panama, the last chance for him to be cap-tied before the World Cup finals, as he will have to sit out at least two weeks after suffering a hyper-extended elbow and a small radius fracture and muscle tear of his forearm in Sunday's 1-1 draw at Freiburg.

In his first Bundesliga season, Brooks had been named to the kicker sportmagazin team of the week twice in five games.

He left after 20 minutes following a collision with Gelson Fernandes.

Brooks played for both German and U.S. teams in unofficial competitions before declaring for the USA this summer. He debuted in the 4-3 friendly win over Bosnia-Herzegovina won't be tied to the USA at the senior level until he plays in a competitive match.

The first time after the 2014 World Cup will be the 2015 Gold Cup.
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