Torres Leaves Celtic Match with Injury
While the Union's performance in a 1-0 victory over Celtic FC was about as strong as anyone could've expected, the only negative of the night was midfielder Roger Torres exiting in the 41st minute with what appears to be an right ankle sprain. Torres was carried off the field in a stretcher after writhing in pain on the ground, but was seen walking on his own power -- albeit with a limp -- along the sideline just minutes later.
"The only downside (of the win) for us is that Roger Torres gets a knock," coach John Hackworth said after the match. "You don’t want to lose a player in a friendly, but that happens. It doesn’t look bad. He might be back soon."
"It’s an ankle injury," added Union head trainer Paul Rushing. "We plan to do some more tests, but if I had to guess right now I’d list him as questionable for the game Saturday against Toronto.”
While Torres has been shuffling in and out of manager Peter Nowak's starting lineup, the recently-turned 19 year old brings a creativity and quickness on the ball whenever he's on the pitch. He'll certainly be missed if he's forced to miss an extended period of time, but the potential signing of midfielder Eduardo Coudet could come at a perfect time to lessen the blow.