The U.S. Soccer Federation announced that Tim Howard will be cleared to play in the USA's next World Cup match on Friday versus Slovenia.
"After a physical examination this morning, the medical staff has determined there is no need to conduct additional testing on Tim Howard. He continues to make substantial improvement and is expected to be available for the match against Slovenia."X-rays and an MRI exam were not necessary for further evaluation of the bruised ribs suffered in the first half of the England match. Barring late complications, he will resume training with his U.S. teammates Tuesday in Pretoria.