Hours after being called up to the US Men's National Team, Jermaine Jones left the New England Revolution's game against the LA Galaxy early. The ailment was classified as a left groin injury by a team spokesperson.
Here's a gif of Jones walking off the field, courtesy of Ben Jata:
Starting his second straight game as a midfielder, Jones looked active for the Revolution before going down with a non-contact injury. Jones was ultimately replaced by Andy Dorman in the 35th minute.
It's bad news for Jones, who underwent sports hernia surgery in the off-season. The Designated Player missed the first five games of 2015, making his season debut against the Columbus Crew on April 11.
Jones was hopeful about playing with the USMNT in this summer's Gold Cup. Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann even confirmed that Jones would move back to his preferred midfield position, saying, "We don’t need Jermaine in the center back role."
Jones' status for the upcoming friendlies against Netherlands and Germany is now put in question.