Hertha Berlin has provided an injury-ravaged United States squad a boost by clearing John Brooks for the team's upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
Brooks picked up a minor knee injury in Hertha's 4-2 defeat to FC Cologne on Saturday – a game in which the center back scored a late header.
On Mondaythe club's Twitter account provided an update, saying Brooks was cleared to meet up with the U.S. squadas plannedafter undergoing an MRI.
Nach dem MRT am Sonntagvormittag steht fest, dass John Anthony Brooks wie geplant am Montag zur US-Nationalmannschaft reisen kann. #hahohe— Hertha BSC (@HerthaBSC) March 19, 2017
The news will be a welcome boost for Bruce Arena's squad, which is already missing regular starters DeAndre Yedlin, Fabian Johnson and Bobby Wood due to injuries.
After picking up zero points from its first two Hexagonal matches, the U.S. hosts Honduras on Friday before traveling to face Panama on March 28.