Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Bunbury injury could have been worse
Kansas City Star, February 16th, 2011 1:58PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  kansas city wizards, men's national team, mls

MOST COMMENTED

Sporting Kansas City forward Teal Bunbury will be sidelined for 2-4 weeks with a dislocated elbow suffered in a challenge in Tuesday's preseason game against Houston. But it wasn't a broken elbow, and he won't be out as long as 4-5 months as first feared.

“He suffered a pretty significant injury,” said assistant coach Kerry Zavagnin. “The way he went down and was holding it, it was noticeable that it was either broken or dislocated. He was on the ground for 20-25 minutes before the emergency team took him away in an ambulance.”

The 20-year-old Bunbury scored for the USA in its only game of the year against Chile in January and was expected to challenge for a starting job up front.

“The fact it’s his upper body – not an ACL or lower body injury -- makes it something can just move on from,” Zavagnin said. “We’re a little disappointed it happened in the preseason, but we just move on. We’ve drafted a pretty talented player in C.J. [Sapong], and [Birahim] Diop has proven he can score. It’s premature to say who will replace him, but it is comforting to know we have people that can come in and fill in in a positive way.”

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Spurs Signs Vorm, Davies; Swans Sign Sigurdsson    
Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday signed Dutch international goalkeeper Michel Vorm and Wales defender Ben Davies from ...
Stoke Signs Krkic From Barcelona    
Stoke City on Tuesday completed the signing of Bojan Krkic from Barcelona. Krkic, 23, became the ...
Report: Lampard Completes NYCFC Move     
Former Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has completed a move to new MLS franchise New York City ...
Barca Signs Mathieu from Valencia     
Barcelona on Wednesday signed central defender Jeremy Mathieu on a four-year contract from Valencia for 20 ...
Johnson Ready for 'Gladbach Challenge     
During his press unveiling on Wednesday, USA defender Fabian Johnson, who moved to Borussia Monchengladbach from ...
Van Gaal Bemoans Man United's Preseason USA Tour    
Louis van Gaal thinks Manchester United's preseason tour in the U.S. could jeopardize the club's success ...
German Politicians Question 2018 Russia World Cup     
Several senior politicians in Germany on Wednesday raised the possibility of stripping Russia of its right ...
Atleti Re-signs Tiago     
Atletico Madrid on Tuesday re-signed Tiago Mendes on a two-year deal, despite interest from Premier League ...
Koeman: Dani Osvaldo for Sale    
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed that Daniel Osvaldo is for sale, but reports in Italy ...
BVB: Hummels, Reus Not for Sale    
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp on Tuesday poured cold water over the transfer speculation swirling around ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives