Sources: Emerson Hyndman sidelined with broken collarbone

The U.S. Under-20 national team standout suffered the injury late in the team's World Cup qualifying victory against El Salvador.
Fulham midfielder Emerson Hyndman is set to miss up to six weeks after suffering a broken collarbone.

Sources have confirmed the injury to Goal USA, a setback that could hamper Hyndman's chances of regaining his starting role with English League Championship side Fulham.

Hyndman suffered the injury late in the U.S. Under-20 national team's World Cup qualifying victory against El Salvador on Saturday. Hyndman was one of the key figures in the U-20 team's successful World Cup qualifying campaign, anchoring the midfield and helping the Americans overcome a slow start in the qualifying tournament.

Hyndman, 18, could be sidelined until April, giving him just one month to prepare for the Under-20 World Cup, which begins in late May. He could be back in time to take part in a U.S. Under-20 national team camp slated for late March.

Hyndman will be heading into the final year of his contract with Fulham this summer, and could make a move, as clubs from Spain and Germany have expressed interesting in acquiring the FC Dallas youth academy product. La Liga side Elche was among the teams to make a transfer bid for Hyndman last summer.