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US striker Weah tears hamstring when making injury return

PARIS (AP) American striker Tim Weah faces another spell on the sidelines after tearing his right hamstring when making his injury comeback for Lille after a six-month absence, the French club said Monday.

The 19-year-old Weah came on as a second-half substitute in a 2-1 loss to Marseille on Sunday for his first appearance since sustaining another hamstring injury in August, but had an immediate setback.

"During his return to first-team action against Marseille on Sunday, Timothy Weah suffered a tear to his right hamstring," Lille said on the club's Twitter account. "Our forward will now begin a process of rehabilitation."

The club did not provide a timeline for Weah's recovery, but the U.S. interational said on Instagram that it was only a "small setback for a major comeback."

Weah, the son of former FIFA world player of the year and current Liberia President George Weah, joined Lille from Paris Saint-Germain last year after spending the previous season on loan at Scottish club Celtic.

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Updated February 17, 2020

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