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Reggae Boyz keeper Andre Blake injured in Union's victory over Chicago Fire FC

By October 29, 2020
Andre Blake being tended to after he was substituted with an injury to his right hand. Andre Blake being tended to after he was substituted with an injury to his right hand. mlssoccer.com

Reggae Boyz goalkeeper Andre Blake suffered an injury during the Philadelphia Union’s 2-1 victory over Chicago Fire FC Wednesday night.

The 29-year-old goalkeeper was substituted in the 90th minute with a right hand injury after reportedly trying to play through the pain.

Blake had asked to be excused from the Reggae Boyz squad for next month’s two-match trip to Saudi Arabia.

“Obviously, when the goalkeeper has to come out of the game, it's not good, so I can just leave it at that. Not good in terms of the early prognosis but we'll see when we get some pictures and get some clarity,” said Union head coach Jim Curtin.

Blake has been integral to the Union’s climb to the of top the Supporters’ Shield and Eastern Conference tables.

Blake has eight clean sheets in 21 starts this year and is considered a frontrunner for this year’s Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year Award.

He won the MLS is Back Tournament Golden Glove this past summer.

 

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