Usa's Altidore Out For Germany Game - Yahoo Sports

July 22, 2014 View photo US forward Jozy Altidore gestures in pain during a Group G football match against Ghana at the Dunas Arena in Natal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 16, 2014 (AFP Photo/Javier Soriano) Sao Paulo (AFP) - USA striker official website Jozy Altidore will miss this week's group finale with Germany but remains hopeful of returning from injury to play again in this World Cup, coach Jurgen Klinsmann said Tuesday. The 24-year-old pulled up painfully during the USA's win over Ghana on June 16, but Klinsmann said he hoped to have him back should USA qualify for the knock-out stages. "Jozy is recovering really well, he's doing a tremendous job and our this site medical staff is on top of it. This game comes still too early for him," Klinsmann told reporters. "But we're working on him, we'll get him back in this tournament as we said. So once this game hopefully is done successfully we'll have a good chance to have him back in the team." Qualification is not assured for the Americans, who are second on goal-difference in Group G behind Germany. Ghana and Portugal are both three points behind meaning a draw in either final group game would see the US through.

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