Jones cleared for USA return after concussion

The Schalke midfielder missed the USA's win over Panama with a concussion, but he has been cleared to return ahead of Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Honduras.
The U.S. midfield will have a crucial component available for Tuesday night's World Cup qualifying bout with Honduras at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Jermaine Jones has been cleared to play against Los Catrachos after being forced to miss last Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Panama with a concussion, according to U.S. Soccer. The Schalke midfielder completed the federation's return to play protocol and has been given the green light to resume suiting up for Jurgen Klinsmann.

Jones suffered the head injury in the second half of the June 7 qualifying victory in Jamaica, when he collided with Daniel Gordon while defending a corner kick. Jones was replaced by Geoff Cameron in central midfield for the remainder of that match and the entirety of the 2-0 triumph over Los Canaleros, but he will be available for selection against Honduras as the USA attempts to complete a nine-point sweep of its June qualifying matches.

Honduras has dealt the USA its only defeat of the CONCACAF Hexagonal thus far, a 2-1 result in San Pedro Sula on Feb. 6.

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