Christian Pulisic could return from injury in one week

Christian Pulisic, absent from the USA's 4-2 loss to Colombia on Thursday because of a torn calf muscle, the Dortmund star could be back in action next week.

Pulisic missed the Bundesliga leader's last league game, a 4-3 win over Augsburg, and BVB's 3-0 win over Monaco in the UEFA Champions League game. According to, Pulisic's rehab has progressed significantly and he could return for BVB's game at VfB Stuttgart when the league returns to action Oct. 20.

The 20-year old had also missed the second and third games of the season with a muscle injury.

He has played appeared in four Bundesliga games (three wins and a tie) and one Champions League game this season. He came on as a 68th minute sub and scored BVB's winner in a 1-0 victory of Club Brugge. In the Bundesliga, he has one goal, a late strike that salvaged a 1-1 tie for 10-man BVB against Hoffenheim. He was BVB's second highest rated player by in a 7-0 win over Nuremberg.

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