Midfielder Weston McKennie
was unable to put any weight on his left leg after being kicked in the shin by Bayern Munich's Colombian star, James Rodriguez
, in a battle for a loose ball in
Schalke 04's 2-0 loss on Saturday -- its fourth straight defeat to open the season.
McKennie, 20, left the game in tears as he was carried off the field. The fear was that he broke his
tibia, but Schalke officials were hopeful a scan will reveal that the injury is only a severe bruise.
McKennie has started all four Bundesliga games for Schalke 04, plus the UEFA Champions
League opener, a 1-1 tie with Porto in which he assisted on the Schalke goal.