Ahead of the club's road match at CF Montreal on Saturday night, Philadelphia Union Head Coach Jim Curtin provided an update on the status of the squad.
“Good news is that it is a grade 1 adductor strain which is the lowest grade possible. He is working really really hard to get back as soon as possible but he won’t be a part of the Montreal game because he hasn’t trained yet this week. Of all the news we could have gotten, that is as good as it we could get.”
“Andre Blake bleeds for this club and will do whatever it takes and now it is up to Joe [Bendik] to pick him up. It is up to the group to defend as a team like we usually do and limit the opponent’s chances. We know Joe will step in and do a great job for us.”
“I’ll never rule out what could happen next because I don’t like to put timelines on these things especially when every player heals differently. Andre has typically been a quick healer so I don’t want to sit here and say two or three or four weeks but I don’t want to say he’ll play against Orlando because I’m not positive. Right now he hasn’t stepped on the field with us in training but he’s going to work like heck and our medical staff does an amazing job getting guys back as quickly as possible.”