Atlanta United’s de Boer gives updates on two injured players

October 24, 2019 Atlanta - Atlanta United fans cheer for their team as they hold lights in the second half during Eastern Conference semifinals of MLS playoffs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Thursday, October 24, 2019. Atlanta United won 2-0 over the Philadelphia Union. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)
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October 24, 2019 Atlanta - Atlanta United fans cheer for their team as they hold lights in the second half during Eastern Conference semifinals of MLS playoffs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Thursday, October 24, 2019. Atlanta United won 2-0 over the Philadelphia Union. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Atlanta United manager Frank de Boer provided injury updates on centerbacks Miles Robinson and Michael Parkhurst after his team's 2-0 win over Philadelphia in the MLS playoffs on Thursday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Robinson, who suffered a strained hamstring while with the U.S. national team two weeks ago, is riding a stationary bike, which de Boer said is the first step back.

Parkhurst underwent scans Tuesday that showed he will not need surgery on his left shoulder, which was injured in the victory over New England in the first round of the playoffs last week. De Boer said the last time Parkhurst experienced this injury he was able to play again in six days. But he said that time trainers were able to pop the shoulder back into place. That was not the case for this injury.

Atlanta United will host Toronto on Wednesday in the Eastern Conference finals. The MLS Cup is scheduled for Nov. 10.

“I have no clear view of a time period for both,” de Boer said. “... Hopefully, one or both of them can be available and give me more options.”

Atlanta United has shut out its past two opponents in the playoffs. Flo Pogba stepped in for Parkhurst against Philadelphia. Parkhurst had replaced Robinson in the first game.

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