US midfielder Jones has broken nose, as expected

  • Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger, left, is challenged by United States' Alejandro Bedoya, right, during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

    Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger, left, is challenged by United States' Alejandro Bedoya, right, during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

  • CORRECTS ID TO KYLE BECKERMAN, NOT JERMAINE JONES - United States' Kyle Beckerman goes up against Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

    CORRECTS ID TO KYLE BECKERMAN, NOT JERMAINE JONES - United States' Kyle Beckerman goes up against Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

  • Referee Ravshan Irmatov from Uzbekistan watches as United States' Jermaine Jones walks off the pitch after colliding with his teammates Alejandro Bedoya during the group G World Cup soccer match between the United States and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Referee Ravshan Irmatov from Uzbekistan watches as United States' Jermaine Jones walks off the pitch after colliding with his teammates Alejandro Bedoya during the group G World Cup soccer match between the United States and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • United States' Michael Bradley, right, congratulates his teammate Jermaine Jones after qualifying for the next World Cup round following their 1-0 loss to Germany during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    United States' Michael Bradley, right, congratulates his teammate Jermaine Jones after qualifying for the next World Cup round following their 1-0 loss to Germany during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • United States' Jermaine Jones (13), Kyle Beckerman (15) and Michael Bradley, far right, walk over the pitch during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

    United States' Jermaine Jones (13), Kyle Beckerman (15) and Michael Bradley, far right, walk over the pitch during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

  • United States' Alejandro Bedoya, left, and United States' Jermaine Jones are tended to by medical personnel after colliding during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

    United States' Alejandro Bedoya, left, and United States' Jermaine Jones are tended to by medical personnel after colliding during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

  • United States' Jermaine Jones, left, celebrates with a teammate after qualifying for the next World Cup round following their 1-0 loss to Germany during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    United States' Jermaine Jones, left, celebrates with a teammate after qualifying for the next World Cup round following their 1-0 loss to Germany during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger, left, is challenged by United States' Alejandro Bedoya, right, during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
  • CORRECTS ID TO KYLE BECKERMAN, NOT JERMAINE JONES - United States' Kyle Beckerman goes up against Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
  • Referee Ravshan Irmatov from Uzbekistan watches as United States' Jermaine Jones walks off the pitch after colliding with his teammates Alejandro Bedoya during the group G World Cup soccer match between the United States and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
  • United States' Michael Bradley, right, congratulates his teammate Jermaine Jones after qualifying for the next World Cup round following their 1-0 loss to Germany during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
  • United States' Jermaine Jones (13), Kyle Beckerman (15) and Michael Bradley, far right, walk over the pitch during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
  • United States' Alejandro Bedoya, left, and United States' Jermaine Jones are tended to by medical personnel after colliding during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
  • United States' Jermaine Jones, left, celebrates with a teammate after qualifying for the next World Cup round following their 1-0 loss to Germany during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

SAO PAULO — U.S. midfielder Jermaine Jones has a broken nose after Thursday’s game against Germany, but remains available to play in the round of 16 against Belgium on Tuesday in Salvador.

U.S. Soccer Federation spokesman Michael Kammarman said Friday that Jones and fellow midfielder Alejandro Bedoya each were checked on the field for concussion symptoms during the 1-0 loss at Recife following their second-half collision, and three more times since then. There were no issues for either player so far.

The team arrived back to its Sao Paulo hotel at 11 p.m. Thursday night, and Bedoya and Jones were examined again Friday morning.

Jones won’t wear a protective mask and the fracture hasn’t caused discoloration in the area.

Kammarman added that Jones’ injury doesn’t appear serious, as there is no visible bruising of the like forward Clint Dempsey had when he broke his nose in the Ghana game.

“He looks unaffected. You can’t even see any discoloration,” Kammarman said. “So it appears to be a minor fracture. He is fine, he’s available to play.”

Forward Jozy Altidore’s status for the knockout stage remains unclear, though he is making positive progress since straining his left hamstring in the first half of the Americans’ opening win against Ghana on June 16. He ran at a good pace around the field without any signs of pain under sunny skies at Sao Paulo Futebol Clube on Friday morning and did some stretching on the sideline with the assistance of the training staff. He has run several times now without further problems.

“We are very optimistic. Every day is a big step forward with Jozy,” coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. “It’s 11 days now and it’s looking better every day, so we are optimistic we have him being a part of the Belgium game.”

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US-Germany 2nd-highest rated men’s WC game on ESPN: The United States’ 1-0 loss to Germany was the second-highest rated men’s World Cup match on ESPN’s networks despite the noon EDT kickoff.

The game received a 6.7 rating on ESPN and was seen by 10.77 million viewers, ESPN said Friday. Viewers peaked at 12.06 million during the final half hour.

With the early start for Thursday’s game against Germany, the match was seen by a record 1.05 million on the WatchESPN app.

The game trailed only last weekend’s 2-2 draw between the U.S. and Portugal, which received a 9.6 rating and was seen by 18.22 million viewers on ESPN and 24.7 million overall, including Spanish-language coverage on Univision.

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