May 12, 2019 Atlanta: Atlanta United defender Miles Robinson trys to head a corner kick into the net against a host of Orlando City defenders during the first half in a MLS soccer match on Sunday, May 12, 2019, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
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Atlanta United’s injured players returning to health

Whenever Atlanta United next plays its next MLS game it should have all but one of its players back from injury, club president Darren Eales said Monday. The season  is suspended because of COVID-19.

That one player who won’t be available is Josef Martinez, who underwent surgery two weeks ago to repair a torn ACL in his right knee.

Other injured players — Miles Robinson, Franco Escobar, Laurence Wyke, Matheus Rossetto and Edgar Castillo — are using the time during the league postponement to rehab.

“We feel pretty good that the rest of the squad will be healthy,” Eales said.

Castillo, a fullback, broke a rib during the preseason. He did not play in the three Champions League games or either of the two league games.

Robinson, a centerback, sustained a quad injury in the team’s final preseason game. He also did not play in the past five games.

Centerback Escobar suffered a “dead leg” in the season-opening win at Nashville

Wyke, a centerback who replaced Escobar in the MLS opener, sustained a concussion in the second half against Nashville.

Rossetto, a midfielder, had an ankle injury in the Champions League game at Club America. He had played only 13 minutes.

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