Austin FC goalkeeper Brad Stuver will probably be sidelined for a number of weeks after struggling a knee damage throughout Saturday’s 2-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo.
The goalkeeper went down when making an attempt to avoid wasting Sebastian Ferreira’s fifth-minute aim, after which Stuver was subbed off and changed by Andrew Tarbell.
The group has since confirmed he picked up a proper knee laceration upon falling on the again stanchion of the aim.
“Actual vital laceration throughout his knee, structurally the whole lot appears to be like good,” Austin FC head coach Josh Wolff mentioned of Stuver’s damage.
“They might maintain him in a single day to verify they clear that up and sew it up correctly, however the whole lot structurally appears to be like good. It was a tricky knock and the fellows responded from that, however good win. Clearly Brad’s in our ideas and he needs to be wonderful within the coming weeks. However superior efficiency by the fellows tonight and actually happy with them to get three factors on the highway [in] a troublesome place.”
The group has no supplied no extra particular timeline on his return.
Andrew Tarbell will possible be changing the Austin FC beginning goalkeeper. He joined forward of the group’s enlargement season after stints with the Columbus Crew and the San Jose Earthquakes. He has recorded 50 appearances since becoming a member of the league in 2016.
“It is simply a part of the job description as a quantity two goalkeeper proper now, you simply all the time gotta be prepared,” Tarbell mentioned.
“I actually hope Brad’s okay, it appeared like a fairly nasty lower. You simply all the time need to be prepared, be able to do your job. Keep calm and keep centered and simply depend on your coaching, earlier video games. I believe it was the third time I’ve needed to enter a sport in my profession, so I’ve accomplished it earlier than. I am glad it went properly and we bought the win.”
Austin FC return to the pitch on Sunday when internet hosting the LA Galaxy at Q2 Stadium.