Atlanta United’s Hector Villalba will be examined by Atlanta United’s medical staff on Wednesday in hopes that he can return as early as the game at Toronto on June 26.
Manager Frank de Boer, speaking after Tuesday’s 3-2 win over Columbus in the U.S. Open Cup, said the midfielder has returned to Atlanta after taking care of some personal business in Argentina during the International break.
Villalba sustained a ligament injury in his knee in a 1-0 loss at New York Red Bulls on May 19. He didn’t play in the next three league games or in the two games in the Open Cup.
Villalba has one goal and three assists this season.
If Villalba isn’t ready to go against Toronto, de Boer said he hopefully can return for the next game against Montreal on June 29 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
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