Hertha Berlin clears John Brooks for USA World Cup qualifiers

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The center back will be healthy enough to face Honduras and Panama after picking up a minor injury in Bundesliga action Saturday

Hertha Berlin has provided an injury-ravaged United States squad a boost by clearing John Brooks for the team's upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Brooks picked up a minor knee injury in Hertha's 4-2 defeat to FC Cologne on Saturday – a game in which the center back scored a late header.

Injuries putting Arena and USA depth to the test​

On Monday the club's Twitter account provided an update, saying Brooks was cleared to meet up with the U.S. squad as planned after undergoing an MRI.

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The news will be a welcome boost for Bruce Arena's squad, which is already missing regular starters DeAndre Yedlin, Fabian Johnson and Bobby Wood due to injuries. 

After picking up zero points from its first two Hexagonal matches, the U.S. hosts Honduras on Friday before traveling to face Panama on March 28. 

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