U.S. Abroad: Ankle injury sidelines Hyndman

Emerson Hyndman, who joined Premier League club Bournemouth from Fulham as a free agent in the offseason, is out with an ankle injury that might sideline him the rest of the Cherries' preseason.

The 20-year-old Hyndman will have his injury examined when he returns to England following Bournemouth's trip to Minnesota, where it beat the NASL's Minnesota United FC, 4-0, in its first preseason friendly on Wednesday.

Hyndman did not play in the game. Indeed, he has not trained with the Cherries since their first day in Minnesota.

"Emerson Hyndman hasn't trained since the first day of the tour," Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told the Bournemouth Web site. "It's a mysterious one because he doesn't remember any tackle, any knock or any twist but has ended up with an ankle injury, so he will probably be another couple of weeks. He might miss most of preseason."

Hyndman rejected an offer to stay with Fulham before signing a four-year deal with Bournemouth, which finished 16th in its first Premier League season to retain that status.

Hyndman, the grandson of former SMU and FC Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman, is a former captain of the U.S. U-20 team and also played for the U-23s in their futile bid to qualify for the 2016 Olympic soccer tournament. He debuted with the senior team in September, 2014, and earned his second cap in May against Puerto Rico.
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