Following Philadelphia Union's Round One Game 1 victory against the New England Revolution, Head Coach Jim Curtin provided an update on center back Jakob Glesnes.
“I’ll break the news, unfortunately it’s gotten to the point where Jakob has to have a surgery and as of right now that will happen on Tuesday. To our fans, he’s played through one of the more painful injuries you can have in this sport because the kicking and everything that goes along with playing the center back position. He’s played through as much pain as he possibly can. You can tell when a player comes in and we have that final talk where surgery is probably the smartest thing to do at this stage.
He gives everything for the badge and left everything he could on the field this year but unfortunately the pain has gotten to a point where it’s not tolerable and no one is tougher than Jakob. He’s about as tough as it gets, he’s a true viking and he wants to be out there but sometimes your body tells you and you have to listen. He wants to get back to MLS Cup and be with the guys but he has to do that now basically as a coach with me on the sideline.”