RB Leipzig boss Nagelsmann calls Adams injury “complicated”

Kyle Bonn

Tyler Adams’ groin injury has continued to persist, and as a result he may not be ready for the start of the Bundesliga campaign.

According to RB Leipzig head coach Julian Nagelsmann, Adams is struggling with lingering pain, at times appearing to have healed before reappearing as soon as he begins to resume training.

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“Our medical department are doing everything they can, but Tyler’s injury is complicated,” new Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann told German publication Bild. “Suddenly you’re pain-free and expect to get involved again, but that is misleading.”

The 20-year-old American international excelled with RB Leipzig after joining in January of last year, but missed five of the final six league games with the injury. He withdrew from USMNT camp in mid-June and missed the entire Gold Cup, but was hoping to be ready for the new club campaign. Now that’s under threat.

The Bild article speculates that Adams playing in the Bundesliga finale against Werder Bremen and the DFB-Pokal final against Bayern Munich could have aggravated the injury and prolonged his recovery timeline. Adams has not trained with the team yet this preseason, although the club confirmed he has begun individual work with a ball.

The U.S. national team next plays friendlies against Mexico and Uruguay on September 6 and 10, which could be in doubt for Adams. They begin CONCACAF Nations League play in October with games against Cuba and Canada.

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