Klinsmann Being Cautious With Altidore Return

Jurgen Klinsmann

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said he knows striker Jozy Altidore can play today against Belgium but he doesn’t know how many minutes.

“We don’t know how much [he can play] … but he’s available,” Klinsmann said during a news conference in Salvador per ESPN. “It’s now difficult to say how many minutes.”

Altidore has been sidelined with a strained hamstring since June 16, when the U.S. defeated Ghana 2-1. He joined the team Monday for workouts after working separately with trainers in prior weeks.

The US Soccer team tweeted Monday that he is available and ready.