Tyler Adams has been named in the USA national team squad for the CONCACAF Nations League in June despite being ruled out of the rest of Leeds United’s season.
The central midfielder picked up a hamstring injury and required surgery back in March and hasn’t featured since, with Sam Allardyce admitting there was “no chance” of him returning before the end of the campaign.
But that hasn’t stopped his national team selecting him as part of their provisional squad to play Mexico on June 16th alongside Weston McKennie and Brenden Aaronson.View Tweet
“Tyler Adams included in the USMNT’s provisional squad for the CONCACAF Nations League this summer,” journalist Graham Smyth wrote on his personal Twitter account (19 May).
“Brenden Aaronson and Weston McKennie in there too as expected.”
If Adams is fit enough to go off and play for the national team in a few weeks then he must be much closer to featuring for Leeds than initially thought.
Obviously three weeks is a long time in football, and that’s the gap between our final fixture against Tottenham and the USA game against Mexico.
However for them to select him at all means they’re in conversations with him and are likely to be well aware of his recovery process, so there could well be a chance that he gets back in early.
If he doesn’t then it seems really strange to pick him considering he won’t be anywhere near close to match fit and won’t have a chance to get up to speed before the games.
Hopefully it won’t be the last time we see him in a Leeds shirt this season and he can return to Elland Road as part of a Premier League squad next season when he’s fully fit.