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USMNT captain Tyler Adams steps up recovery from hamstring injury

USMNT captain  Tyler Adams played for Bournemouth’s development squad on Tuesday as he steps up his recovery from his hamstring injury.

The 25-year-old midfielder has missed the majority of the season after undergoing surgery on his hamstring last October.

Adams started his side’s 5-0 victory over Colchester United’s under-21 side. The game was held behind closed doors at the Canotec Stadium.

Bournemouth manager Andoni Iraola confirmed in February that Adams had returned to training, emphasising that the midfielder will need time to regain his rhythm after an extended period out of action.

He said: “Tyler has started training with the group. In the past week, he has started training quite normally. Not everything, but most of the things he does with the group.

“It is very possible he plays some minutes with the second team, because after almost one year he will need some rhythm.”

Adams joined Bournemouth from Leeds United in the summer of 2023. He has not played since September 27, and has not played for the U.S. since the 2022 World Cup.

USMNT manager Gregg Berhalter said that Adams could return to the national team for his side’s next fixture, the Nations League semi-final against Jamaica on March 21, though much will depend on how he recovers from the hamstring injury that has kept him on the sideline for much of the past season.

“Copa America I think is something that is more realistic, but I wouldn’t rule out Nations League because (Adams) is training with his team now,” Berhalter said. “He’s back to training. So there’s possibilities.”

Asked if Adams could be called up simply to reunite with the squad, Berhalter said “Yes, potentially.”

Bournemouth, who are 13th in the Premier League, are next in action against Sheffield United at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.

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