The Philadelphia Union will be playing their third and fourth game in just two weeks. That alone figures to create some roster shake ups, so lets take a look at the injuries affecting Jim Curtin’s team selection this week.
Marco has met all the goals the training staff has set for him in order to return to the field following lingering left ankle problems. The team is being more cautious in returning him to the field after they rushed him back too early after the initial sprain. Ankle injuries can linger on if aggravated multiple times so I expect a cautious return to the pitch for Marco. I’d expect to see him off the bench in one of the games this week.
Ilsinho picked up a slight knock against NYCFC and is questionable to play Wednesday against Orlando. Jim Curtin called the injury minor and I’d expect him to be back in time for a trademark substitute appearance in Saturday’s home game.
The striker is also listed as questionable on the MLS injury report with a lower body injury.
Warren will be out for Wednesday’s game against Orlando, and likely won’t be back for Saturday’s rematch after he suffered a fracture of his right foot in the lead up to the gold cup for Guyana. Warren has been spotted training on the side in practice so a return toward the end of next week is possible.
Mbaizo will be out until probably mid-August after having a meniscectomy to repair a torn meniscus. Due to his extended absence, the Union brought in former Orlando City and NYCFC right back RJ Allen to provide cover for Ray Gaddis.