Atlanta United have announced that center-back George Campbell will be out ‘week-to-week’ with an abductor injury picked up in the club’s 2-1 defeat to Inter Miami on Sunday.
The Five Stripes went down to Florida with an already-lengthy list of absentees, with Josef Martinez, Ozzie Alonso, and Brad Guzan on the treatment table long-term. The likes of Luiz Araujo and Emerson Hyndman are only just easing their way back to full fitness, while defender Alan Franco has been out with an ankle problem.
Campbell completed the full 90 minutes against Miami but showed discomfort late in the game. On Tuesday, an official Atlanta United press release stated the center-back will now be sidelined ‘week-to-week’, making it extremely unlikely that he’ll figure in Saturday’s trip to CF Montreal.
The injury to Campbell – a two-time United States Under-20 international – will be another unwelcome addition to a growing list of problems for head coach Gonzalo Pineda, who has seen his side win just one of their last five MLS matches, scoring only two goals in their last four.
Atlanta United are fourth in the Eastern Conference with 11 points from eight matches so far.