US defender Chandler hurts leg, trains on own

US defender Chandler hurts leg, trains on own

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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 09: Clint Dempsey of the United States enjoys a laugh with Aron Johannsson and Timothy Chandler while running drills during their training session at Sao Paulo FC on June 9, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Posted on June 12, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 15 at 2:22 PM

(AP) — American defender Timmy Chandler did not participate in training with his U.S. teammates Thursday because of a leg injury the team said it considers minor.

U.S. team spokesman Michael Kammarman said Chandler worked out on his own and is expected to rejoin teammates Friday, when the Americans go through their last practice at Sao Paulo Futebol Clube before traveling north to Natal for their World Cup opener against Ghana next week.

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Chandler has been competing with DaMarcus Beasley to start at left back.

The Americans open Monday, then play Portugal and Germany in their other first-round games.

 

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