Hannover 96 captain had previously been ruled out “indefinitely”.
Hannover 96 captain and USA international Steve Cherundolo has received good news on his knee injury, which was at first feared to be very serious and would keep him out indefinitely. Cherundolo has been suffering knee problems for most of this year and has not played for the USA team since last October.
At first Hannover had reported that Cherundolo would be out for an indefinite period with his recent injury, but the operation to remove scar tissue from his left knee went well and the club expect him to return sooner rather than later.
“The very short operation was today,” Hannover press officer Alex Jacob told YA on Tuesday. “The doctor cut a small scar tissue. Stevie will be back soon.”
The one-club defender from the University of Portland was named the team’s captain in 2010.
Cherundolo has been at Hannover 96 since 1999 and last season set Hannover’s record for Bundesliga appearances – he has made 368 appearances for the team, scoring seven goals. He also is a long standing servant of the USAMNT, winning 87 caps and scoring two goals, and participating in the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups.