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Mondragon Has Fractured Finger, Tweets MRI And Prognosis

Faryd Mondragon's fractured finger's MRI. (Photo by Faryd Mondragon via Twitter)
Faryd Mondragon's fractured finger's MRI. (Photo by Faryd Mondragon via Twitter)

Faryd Mondragon tweeted today that his injured finger has a fracture that will keep him off of the field for between two and four weeks.

The 40-year-old goalkeeper said that he suffered an "extra-articular phalanx fracture," an injury that can become progressively worse with physical activity aggravating it. Due to the two to four week time frame for recovery Mondragon could miss up to five games, while it appears he will miss at least three games if he is able to return within two weeks.

Mondragon was forced out of the Philadelphia Union's 2-1 loss against Real Salt Lake at half time, after picking up the finger injury just before the end of the first half. Rookie goalkeeper Zac MacMath, drafted by the Union fifth overall in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft, finished out the game for the Union, holding Salt Lake at two goals and recording a half-game clean sheet.

The Brotherly Game was informed last night, by a league source, that Mondragon's injury was a broken right ring finger, and from the Colombian's MRI it looks like the fractured finger could be that right ring finger.