USA defender Walker Zimmerman is hilariously asked ‘how is Christian Pulisic’s penis?’ during interview ahead of World Cup last-16 game as nation holds its breath over his fitness… before host dubs star man ‘Captain Americ**k’
USMNT’s Walker Zimmerman was bizarrely asked about the condition of Christian Pulisic’s privates as the Chelsea star closes in on a return to action vs. Holland in Saturday’s Round of 16 World Cup clash.
Pulisic suffered a pelvic contusion as he put the USA ahead 1-0 vs. Iran in the final group game, in what ultimately proved to be the winning goal.
While it was made clear that Pulisic had not injured any organs in the collision, social media ran riot with the narrative.
‘Pulisic may never be a father after that but he’s a founding father now,’ one account tweeted during the game.
Christian Pulisic suffered a pelvic contusion hurt after colliding with Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand as he scored the only goal in the USA’s win over Iran, which saw them progress
Naturally, once Zimmerman joined the Dan Le Batard Show, it was inevitable the topic would come up.
‘How’s Christian’s penis doing?’ asked co-host Stugotz, also known as Brain Weiner.
Trying to bat off the absurdity of the question, Zimmerman replied ‘He’s great, you know. He doing well.’
The USMNT star has been in a positive mood while in the public spotlight throughout the week
Executive producer Mike Ryan then jumped in, exclaiming ‘That’s America’s penis. It’s America’s penis.
‘We need it doing well. Long live Captain Americ**k.’
Pulisic put to bed any innuendo surrounding the safety of his genitals, confirming he did not receive a blow to the nether regions.
‘I didn’t get, like, hit in the balls,’ Pulisic joked this week. ‘I’m alright, I’m alright. It was very painful and it’s just, that bone is there for a reason to protect you.’
Christian Pulisic sped into the box before poking home, sending the USA into utter ecstasy
His heroics vs. Iran came at a cost with the Pennsylvania native needing to be substituted and taken to hospital.
Seemingly, the injury is less severe than initially feared, with Pulisic sending out a photo from his hospital bed, before celebrating with the roster upon their arrival at the team hotel.
US coach Gregg Berhalter has given the nation a boost, suggesting his star man is likely to be ready for the Dutch.
‘What I think is, it looks pretty good… but we’re going to see him on the training field today.’
USA fans are sweating on the fitness of its star man ahead of their R16 clash with Holland