CF Montréal’s Djordje Mihailovic ruled out of USMNT camp after ankle injury

UPDATE (May 30) – CF Montréal midfielder Djordje Mihailovic has been ruled out of the US men's national team's June window with an ankle injury he sustained in their 4-3 win over FC Cincinnati in MLS Week 14, the federation announced Monday evening.

CFM described the injury as "short-term," though an exact recovery timeline wasn't provided. They return to league action June 18 when hosting Austin FC at Stade Saputo (7:30 pm ET | MLS LIVE on ESPN+).

ORIGINAL (May 28) – Djordje Mihailovic has been in great form for CF Montréal this year, fueling a US men's national team call-up for their upcoming June international slate.

But now, games for club and country could be in jeopardy after the midfielder's early exit from CFM's match with FC Cincinnati on Saturday night.

Mihailovic collided with Junior Moreno in the fourth minute of the match at Stade Saputo, and though he was able to continue initially, he eventually had to sub off for Ahmed Hamdi in the 17th minute.

The USMNT, as preparations for the Qatar 2022 World Cup continue, have four matches in June. They'll face Morocco (June 1 in Cincinnati) and Uruguay (June 5 in Kansas City) in friendlies, then have Concacaf Nations League matches against Grenada (June 10 in Austin) and El Salvador (June 14 away).

That all presents a huge opportunity for Mihailovic, who has six caps and hasn't featured at the senior-team level since a December 2020 friendly vs. El Salvador. Part of the Landon Donovan MLS MVP race's leading pack, he has 7g/4a in 13 matches this year for Montréal.