Concerns Arise as Josh Sargent’s Injury Threatens Copa América Participation

Norwich City and United States Men’s National Team striker Josh Sargent will be absent from the upcoming friendly match against Colombia due to a foot injury, raising concerns about his potential participation in the Copa América this summer. Head coach Gregg Berhalter announced Sargent’s injury in a press conference, stating that they are closely monitoring his condition to determine his availability for the upcoming matches.

“We’ve been unloading him, then giving him some more, and then we’ve been testing him just to see where he is at,” Berhalter explained. “For us, it’s about how do we get him ready and prepared in a good way and then make a decision if he’ll be available.”

Sargent’s impressive performance, with 16 goals in 26 matches for Norwich in the EFL Championship during the 2023/24 season, has made him a key player for both his club and the national team. However, his current injury raises concerns about his fitness and potential impact on the team’s performance in the upcoming competitions.

The decision on Sargent’s inclusion in the Copa América roster will depend on his recovery and readiness to compete at the highest level. As fans eagerly await updates on his condition, the team remains hopeful for his swift recovery and return to the field.