Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Mondragon Says He's Out 2-4 Weeks, Team Will Wait

Union goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon tweeted that he would be out two to four weeks with a fractured right ring finger, but team officials say nothing will be known for sure until he has a procedure on Tuesday morning.

Mondragon Says He's Out 2-4 Weeks, Team Will Wait

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Faryd Mondragon could miss up to four weeks due to injury. (Michael Perez/AP)
Faryd Mondragon could miss up to four weeks due to injury. (Michael Perez/AP)

Union goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon tweeted that he would be out two to four weeks with a fractured right ring finger, but team officials say nothing will be known for sure until he has a procedure on Tuesday morning.

Mondragon suffered the injury in Saturday’s 2-1 loss at Real Salt Lake. The injury occurred sometime in the first half and Mondragon was in noticeable pain. He was replaced at halftime by rookie Zac MacMath.

Neither team scored in the second half.

Here is what Mondragon tweeted on Monday “Just got out from the x-rays unfortunately I have an extra-articular phalanx fracture out 2-4 weeks.”

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Mondragon will have a procedure done on Tuesday and team officials said only after that occurs, will they know the accurate time line that he will be out.

Up until Saturday, Mondragon had played every minute of every Major League Soccer game for the Union.

MacMath wouldn't say for sure on a Monday conference call whether he would start in Wedneday's game at PPL Park against the New England Revolution, but it would be a major surprise if he isn't in the starting lineup.

Having already made an appearance will benfit MacMath.

"It was good to get my debut it but not the way I wanted with Faryd getting hurt and us losing the game," MacMath said. "I think if I am in goal (Wednesday) I will be comfortable."

Union assistant coach and goalkeeping coordinator Rob Vartughian said the team was pleased with MacMath’s effort against RSL.

“He did great for the first time stepping on the field in a regular season game,” Vartughian said on Monday. “He was calm, his presence was good he made a couple of good decisions, he had a couple of really good plays and we were happy with him.”

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