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McKennie is angry without football in his life

GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - MARCH 16: Weston McKennie of Schalke lookas on prior to the Bundesliga match between FC Schalke 04 and RB Leipzig at Veltins-Arena on March 16, 2019 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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The American footballer suffered an ankle ligament rupture and has not been playing since March 22nd, which is driving him crazy.

One of the biggest surprises for German Bundesliga side Schalke was the great season American footballer Weston McKennie is having with the team.

But that good run was halted on March 22nd when he was diagnosed with an ankle ligament rupture injury.

“The injury was painful. I couldn’t really walk properly because my foot was extremely swollen,” McKennie recalls as he speaks with the team’s official website.

“If I can’t play football, I get phases of being in a bad mood. For me, it was a very hard time.”

“The people around me helped me to recover. I am simply happy to be back again,” he added.

“I want to help the team. Even if it is from the bench.”

“The lads worked really well with me,” McKennie praised the team’s doctors.

“Lots of my teammates texted me immediately after I got injured and told me to get better soon.”

“That gave me a very good feeling. Naldo contacted me and asked how I was doing. I thought that was very nice,” he concluded.

The 20-year-old has been with Schalke since 2016 when he was transferred from the FC Dallas youth system to the German Bundesliga side.

He debuted the next year, and since then is one of the club’s regulars.

His progress has earned him various calls to the United States national team.