Atlanta United’s harm woes proceed after defender Andrew Gutman turned the most recent participant to affix the sidelines.
Gutman sustained a quad harm throughout Atlanta’s 2-2 draw towards Nashville SC at GEODIS Park on Saturday and is ready to overlook an estimated eight to 12 weeks, introduced the crew on Monday.
The 25-year-old first joined the 5 Stripes in 2021 on a everlasting switch from Celtic FC. He was loaned out to the New York Pink Bulls that yr earlier than returning in 2022 to kick off robust. He has since turn into a vital a part of the crew’s success, standing as one in every of Atlanta’s most dependable gamers and beginning all 12 video games this season at left again.
With out Gutman, the Japanese Convention facet will more than likely flip to homegrown determine Caleb Wiley, Mikey Ambrose and Ronald Hernandez. The crew should additionally change Miles Robinson, who’s out for the season after struggling a ruptured Achilles tendon.
Brad Guzan and Ozzie Alosno suffered season-ending accidents as nicely, whereas star striker Josef Martinez and midfielder Santiago Sosa stay on the sidelines with the expectation of returning within the coming weeks.
Regardless of the heavy accidents, head coach Gonzalo Pineda has managed to take care of the crew afloat in eighth place on the Japanese Convention desk with 16 factors in 12 matches.