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USMNT coach delivers Christian Pulisic update after Chelsea winger’s latest hamstring injury

Christian Pulisic has linked up with the United States squad ahead of their games against Wales and Panama depsite missing Chelsea’s past three games with a hamstring injury.

The 22-year-old winger was not fit enough to play for Frank Lampard’s team in the 4-1 win over Sheffield United on Saturday but the US head coach Gregg Berhalter confirmed that he has already joined his squad.

It remains unclear if Pulisic will be cleared fit to face Wales on Thursday evening in Swansea or against Panama in Austria at the beginning of next week.

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“Christian is in camp and he is listed as day-to-day,” Berhalter told Fox Sport. “It says a lot about Christian that he wasn’t playing for Chelsea but wanted to come into this camp and be around the team. His status is day-to-day.”

Pulisic pulled up with hamstring pain during the warm up away to Burnley nine days ago and attempted to train before the Champions League win over Rennes only to withdraw from the session at Cobham early.

He did not train in the second half of last week and Frank Lampard indicated that there is some concern over the former Borussia Dortmund player suffering from recurring muscular injuries.

Pulisic tore a hamstring in the FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal at the begnning of August and missed a number of games in his debut campaign in England because of niggling issues.

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“With the actual muscle injuries, it’s a hard one to call,” Lampard said last week. “It’s forever going to be a challenge, some players that play on the edge, have such speed and acceleration in their game, maybe they can be more susceptible.

“I don’t think that’s a one-size-fits-all answer, because it’s different for everybody. From last season we were looking at ways of managing Christian and looking at ways of being proactive in not hopefully getting so many injuries, I know that’s…

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