De Boer said he doesn’t yet know if Shea will be placed on the season-ending injury list, which would allow Atlanta United to sign a player to replace him for the rest of the season.
In addition to Shea’s injury, Franco Escobar (yellow card accumulation), Mikey Ambrose (hamstring) and George Bello (adductor), will miss Wednesday’s game against Houston, making the fullback ranks thin.
De Boer said the team hasn't heard from the Professional Referee Organization if Escobar's yellow card given in the game against Seattle will be rescinded. He's planning on Escobar not being eligible.
Asked who will play fullback on Wednesday, de Boer turned to a reporter and said he had heard that he’s available.
“It’s puzzling, but we have it, (an answer)” de Boer said.