DOHA, Qatar — Christian Pulisic has been diagnosed with a “pelvic contusion” and is “day-to-day” after leaving the U.S. men’s national team’s 1-0 World Cup win over Iran at halftime, the team said.
Pulisic suffered the injury while scoring the only goal of the match.
He was transported to a local hospital as a “precaution,” head coach Gregg Berhalter said, and had felt some “dizziness.” But he was discharged from the hospital not long after midnight, and beat the rest of the players back to the team hotel, a team spokesman said.
The USMNT plays the Netherlands in the Round of 16 on Saturday, just 90 hours after the win over Iran booked their place in the knockout stages.
Pulisic’s teammates FaceTimed him from their locker room after the 1-0 win, and several said afterward that Pulisic was “OK” and in “good spirits.”