It is estimated Atlanta United FC midfielder Miguel Almirón will be out a minimum of 3 weeks with a left hamstring injury he suffered during Atlanta United’s 2-0 win over Montreal Impact on Sunday. Head coach Tata Martino had not yet decided how he was going to move forward after Sunday’s match, but the team agreed they will need to make up for the temporary loss.
“It’s difficult to say anything now,” said Martino during a post-game press conference.
Almirón is a star striker playing 29 games this season scoring nine goals and, a MLS high, 13 assists. He’s fifth in the league for assist and has been selected to the MLS Team of the Week seven times and is a two time MLS Player of the Week. Martino said it’s very possible that playing so many consecutive games could be the cause, but he didn’t want to place the blame solely on Almirón’s rigorous schedule.
Martino said “we’ll see” when asked if he will replace Almirón with another aggressive midfielder like Julian Gressel, who was Almirón’s sub following his injury. Midfielder Tito Villalba said the team will have to make up for Almirón’s time away.
“….Everyone else is going to have to put in the effort to make for his absence, but it’s a big absence,” Villalba said.