United States men's national team coach Gregg Berhalter said he'll analyze the status of his injured players on a "case-by-case basis" ahead of naming his roster for the World Cup that starts later this month.
The 26-player roster for Qatar will be named on Wednesday, and Berhalter told ESPN that his pool of players has numbered around 32 "for the last couple of months."
But his calculations have been complicated by a spate of injuries. Celta Vigo midfielder Luca de la Torre will be out until just before the start of the tournament with a hamstring injury.
The status of Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie is slightly better, but a quad injury is set to sideline him for another 10 days. Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Turner has missed the Gunners' past three games, while Crystal Palace defender Chris Richards hasn't played since Aug. 27 with a leg injury.
"Ideally, we'd want guys fit, playing 90 minutes every week," Berhalter said last week. "There is less lead time to get the guys fit, so we're just gonna have to take it on a case-by-case basis.