News keeps getting worse for D.C. United. On Sunday, goalkeeper Josh Wicks
dislocated his left shoulder while attempting to punch away a corner against San Jose. In addition, an MRI
revealed that Wicks injured his knee on the play, spraining his medical collateral ligament. The injuries will sideline Wicks four to six weeks, or the remainder of the MLS regular season.
Back-up goalkeeper Milos Kocic
is now scheduled to start for the remainder of the season. United cannot sign another replacement for Wicks because the season's roster deadline has
passed. However, under league guidelines, a long-term injury to a goalkeeper allows a club to add another goalie from the MLS player pool. This yet-to-be-determined player should back up Kocic in
league play while new signing Bill Hamid
is available for Champions League matches only.
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