Christian Pulisic is certain he will be prepared for the USA’s World Cup matchups against the Netherlands in the round of 16.
In their final group match against Iran, the Chelsea forward nodded in his team’s winning goal by latching onto Segino Dest’s cross late in the first half.
After scoring the winning goal for the United States against Iran, Christian Pulisic was injured in the abdomen and was taken to the hospital for testing.
However, Pulisic collided with Alireza, the goalkeeper for Iran, and sustained injuries that required attention from US medical personnel.
He was able to come back onto the field to finish the half, but at halftime, he was replaced.
The 24-year-old was taken to the hospital for scans of an abdominal injury, according to later reports.
Despite initial concerns, Pulisic has insisted he will play in Saturday’s match against the Dutch.
From his hospital bed, Pulisic wrote alongside a photo of himself celebrating the win. I’m so f*****g proud of my guy, and he confirmed that he will be prepared on Saturday.
After finishing second in their group to England, Pulisic’s goal was sufficient for the USA to advance to the World Cup’s knockout rounds.
The Chelsea star was honored by his teammates Timothy Weah and Weston McKennie for risking his life to advance his nation.
We are grateful that (Pulisic) threw his body there, Juventus midfielder McKennie added.
However, 25 other guys in our group would act in the same manner as Christian.
Everyone is prepared to give their all. Unfortunately, he had to come out, but the fact that he’s putting his life in danger shows how close this team is bonded.
Josh Sargent, a forward for the USA, will also cause them concern because he appeared to jar his knee while running full-speed with his right foot off the ball.
With 15 seconds remaining, Haji Wright took the place of the Norwich City star.