Sergiño Dest confirms he'll need surgery after tearing ACL and will miss Copa América

United States' Sergino Dest will miss the Copa America after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), with the defender confirming he will undergo surgery soon.

Dest, who has spent this season on loan at PSV Eindhoven from Barcelona, suffered the injury late last month while training with the Dutch club.

"Unfortunately I've torn my ACL, I will have an operation soon and will try to come back as soon as possible to my top level. It will be a difficult time for me," Dest said in a video posted on social media.

"I know these times only make me stronger so I will come back to make you all proud."

Sergiño Dest ACL injury

Dest was a key figure in the Americans' 2022 World Cup campaign, starting all of the U.S. matches and contributing an assist against Iran in the group stage.

The Copa America kicks off on June 20 and will be played across 14 U.S. cities.

(Reporting by Amy Tennery in New York, Editing by Toby Davis)

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