Adam Armour out for season
Injuries and illnesses take their toll on Charlotte FC
Charlotte FC Coach Miguel Ángel Ramírez was not the bearer of good news at Thursday’s press conference. First, an unspecified flu or illness has recently taken its toll on members of the team, taking Kamil Jozwiak out of last week’s match; however, while he’s not 100% yet, he’ll be available for Saturday’s match against Orlando.
Next, the big news: Adam Armour is out for the season. Prior to last week’s Colorado match, Armour was listed as questionable due to a knee injury. He didn’t play, nor was he listed in reserves. At the presser, Coach Ramírez made it clear the problem is Armour’s “unstable knee” and ACL, remarking “he has a big injury … and he will lose the season.”
As always, Ramírez was candid about how the loss affects the team: “We are missing one player. We are missing depth in the squad.”
Armour came on the pitch five times for Charlotte this season as a substitute. He scored the first-ever goal for the club against Atlanta, and likely ends the season with one goal, zero assists, and 3 shots (2 on target).
Defender Joseph Mora (6 games played) and forward Yordy Reyna (5 games played) are also out this week. Mora caught the virus affecting the team; Reyna is expected back on Monday, per Coach Ramírez.
For more on Charlotte FC’s Saturday match, including my analysis of the first quarter of Charlotte’s inaugural season, check out this week’s story in Queen City Nerve.
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