USWNT and Man Utd star Heath are returning to the US after suffering a setback from injuries
Tobin Heath has returned to the United States after an injury, Manchester United coach Casey Stoney has confirmed.
Heath has been out with an ankle injury since January, but Stoney said the U.S. national team winger now has a knee complaint.
The setback leaves Heath in a race against time to qualify for the Olympics, which begins in July.
What was said?
“Unfortunately Tobin had a knee injury, so he’s had a bit of a setback,” Stoney said. Man Utd’s Twitter account.
“Actually, he’s back in the U.S. doing his rehab to give him every chance to try to fit in at the Olympics.”
Heath’s influence on Man Utd
Heath had a big impact after joining the club at Man Utd’s season at the end of the season alongside Christen Press.
In eight league games, Heath scored four goals and scored two assists as the Red Devils won seven and drew one of those games.
United were competitors at the start of the season to win the WSL title, although they have slowed down in recent months and are in fourth place.
Will Heath qualify for the Olympics?
The 32-year-old was already in doubt at the Tokyo Games and now her condition is even more questionable after her last injury.
USWNT coach Vlatko Andonovski has said he will name his 18-man roster in mid-June after three days in the Nations Championship.
If Heath is not fit for the Nations Championship, it looks like they are unlikely to play on the list for the Olympics.