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Sports World Reacts To Christian Pulisic's Hospital Photo

United States soccer star Christian Pulisic.

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 05: United States forward Christian Pulisic (10) looks on as he adjusts his Captains arm band during a CONCACAF World Cup qualifying match between the United States and Canada on September 5, 2021 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Christian Pulisic propelled the United States to the Round of 16 with a goal during the first half of Tuesday's World Cup match against Iran.

But, this Group Stage-sealing goal came at a price.

The American superstar collided with the Iranian goalkeeper and took a massive blow to the stomach. As a result he was unable to return for the second half and was transported to a local hospital.

A photo of Pulisic in his hospital bed is going viral on social media. The 24-year-old striker gave a huge smile, a first pump and a message for his teammates.

"So f---ing proud of my guys I'll be ready Saturday don't worry," he appeared to write as the caption.

The sports world took to Twitter to react to this encouraging photo.

"This is iconic!" one fan wrote.

"Coolest photo ever," another added.

"CAPTAIN AMERICA," another said.

"All heart! So proud of these boys! LFG!!!! Survive and Advance!" another wrote.

If Pulisic truly is ready to go on Saturday, he will take the field with his United States teammates for a Round of 16 matchup against the Netherlands at 10 a.m. ET..