MLS

Reggae Boyz keeper Andre Blake faces spell on the sidelines with broken hand

By November 02, 2020

Philadelphia Union and Jamaica goalkeeper Andre Blake suffered a fractured right hand during last week Wednesday’s 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire FC and could be out for the remainder of the MLS season, according to reports.

The 29-year-old Blake suffered the injury when he slammed his hand into the goalpost in the 76th minute and was eventually substituted 14 minutes later when the pain became unbearable.

Meantime, the Union’s management is hoping to get the MLS is Back Golden Glove winner back before the end of the season.

 “The hope is, if things go well, there’s a possibility that it is not a season-ending injury,” manager Jim Curtin said Friday. “But there is a fracture in there. We’re exploring the best possible way to get him back as quickly as possible.”

Blake, Jamaica’s number-one goalkeeper, had asked to be excused from national team duties so that he could focus on the Union’s playoff chances. The Reggae Boyz are expected to leave the island on November 6 for Saudi Arabia where they will play two international friendlies against that country’s national team on November 14 and 17.

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