U.S. men’s national team player Chris Richards has been officially ruled out of the World Cup.
The young defender picked up a leg injury in August, keeping him on the sidelines. Though the Crystal Palace figure was expected to make a quick recovery and comeback before the tournament, he has since confirmed the absence.
“Gutted that this injury has ruled me out of the world cup, but I know that the boys will go crazy regardless,” Richards said in an Instagram post. “Will be rooting for y’all the whole way. Go out and make history.”
Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira commented on the…