Ahead of Philadelphia Union's home contest against Supporters' Shield leaders FC Cincinnati on Saturday night, Head Coach Jim Curtin provided an update on the status of the squad.
"He just picked up a knock with Venezuela in the knee. Initially, there was some concern that it would be significant, and he’d mis some time. Luckily, he’s recovered pretty quickly and was able to come back from Venezuela, return here, get some tests done and felt good enough to train the past two days, which helps our group a lot. Good to have him back healthy, he's had a great season, a breakout season for us."
"Daniel Gazdag is 100% healthy and fully training. So knock on wood right now we are fully healthy with the exception of Leon Flach. Just for full transparency and update on that situation, actually, which is good news, I think. He did get a second opinion in Germany, and we'll try a a different approach, a different procedure that could maybe get him back in about two weeks rather than the longer. Once you have the surgery with the sports hernia, it becomes six to eight weeks, depending on how you recover. So we'll try this procedure, see how he feels, see how he responds. But hopefully now maybe can return and play a real significant role with us down the stretch of the regular season and then into the playoffs. Again, if all goes well."