CHICAGO (June 22, 2011) -- U.S. Men’s National Team forward Jozy Altidore will be sidelined 4-6 weeks after suffering a left hamstring strain in the ninth minute of the USA’s 2-0 victory against Jamaica on June 19 in the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Altidore underwent an MRI evaluation on Tuesday in Houston that confirmed the injury.
Per tournament rules, the U.S. is not permitted to replace an injured player on the roster during the competition.
The U.S. faces Panama in the semifinals of the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup on Wed., June 22 at 6 p.m. CT. The match will be live on FOX Soccer, Univision, CONCACAF.com and Univision.com. Fans can also follow on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer.