Christian Pulisic ‘Day To Day’ After Suffering Pelvic Injury In USMNT Win Over Iran

Istanbul, Turkey - August 14, 2019: Christian Pulisic hit the ball football players training session before the UEFA Super Cup Finals match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Vodafone Park, Turkey

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Christian Pulisic’s goal on Tuesday afternoon lifted the United States men’s national team into the knockout stage of the World Cup.

Unfortunately, it came at a cost.

Pulisic had a violent with Iranian goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand and stayed on the ground while his teammates celebrated. The star forward would return to the game to finish out the half, before being substituted out of the lineup for the final 45 minutes.

Following the game, it was announced that Pulisic was diagnosed with a “pelvic contusion” and is not listed as day-to-day ahead of the USMNT’s Round of 16 meeting with the Netherlands on Saturday.

Pulisic spent some time in the local hospital as a precaution, according to head coach Gregg Berhalter, but he was discharged after midnight and joined the rest of his teammates back at the team hotel.

When the rest of the USMNT returned to the team hotel, Pulisic was there to welcome them and finally got his celebration in.

Pulisic’s availability for this weekend’s knockout stage clash is uncertain, but he has been in good spirits and said he will “be ready for Saturday don’t worry.”

Kickoff between the USMNT and Dutch squad on Saturday, December 3 is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. ET at Khalifa International Stadium.

World Cup 2022: Team USA Pre-Game Speech Before Showdown With Iran
World Cup 2022: Team USA Pre-Game Speech Before Showdown With Iran