April 7, 2018. Atlanta United defender Miles Robison battles a ball in the mid field against Los Angeles FC #7 Latif Blessing during the first half.
Photo: Miguel Martinez/MundoHispanico
Photo: Miguel Martinez/MundoHispanico

Atlanta United’s Miles Robinson still hobbled by hamstring injury

Atlanta United centerback Miles Robinson is progressing from his hamstring injury, but hasn’t recovered well enough to be fit for the International break, according to the team, which didn’t expect him to be fit for the break.

Robinson suffered a left hamstring injury while with the U.S. men’s national team in early October. The injury occurred during a postgame workout, despite Atlanta United asking the U.S. men’s national team to take it easy with Robinson. He already had appeared in all 34 MLS games, as well as in the Champions League, U.S. Open and Campeones Cup.

Because of the injury, Robinson missed Atlanta United’s three games in the MLS playoffs.

In his third season in MLS but first as a starter, Robinson, 22, finished third in MLS Defender of the Year voting. He earned a contract extension during the season that extends through the 2023 season.

Robinson made his first two appearances with the U.S. men’s national team earlier this year. He wasn’t among those called up by manager Gregg Berhalter for games against Canada on Friday in Orlando or Cuba on Nov. 19 in the Cayman Islands.

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