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Revolution Ready To Support Dylan Borrero After Knee Injury
Bobby Wood: “It sucks. I feel for him. He’s young, f*cking talented as hell. It’s tough, but he’ll be good.”
The New England Revolution are ready to support Dylan Borrero after the winger suffered a knee injury during Saturday’s 1-1 draw against FC Cincinnati.
Borrero landed awkwardly while trying to avoid a tackle from Yerson Mosquera. He was stretchered off the field in the 22nd minute and was later seen using crutches and wearing a brace.
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Head coach Bruce Arena didn’t have an official prognosis after the game, but early signs aren’t good.
“Dylan, looks like a serious injury,” Arena said. “I haven’t gotten confirmation, but I think it’s a serious knee injury.”
Borrero was having a strong year as he had two goals and one assist in eight appearances. The 21-year-old was consistently one of the most dangerous players on the field.
“There’s nothing positive about it,” Bobby Wood said. “It sucks. I feel for him. He’s young, f*cking talented as hell. It’s tough, but he’ll be good.”
Dave Romney said the injury was “a devastating blow,” adding, “He’s such an up-and-coming and promising player, so that’s the last thing you want to see.”
Brandon Bye said, “Dylan's one of our guys and to see him go down is really tough.”
Borrero’s injury was on the minds of everyone throughout the game.
The Revs ultimately conceded on a corner kick in the 31st minute but found an equalizer via Ema Boateng in first half stoppage time.
It was a good response to a difficult situation.
“We have to keep playing; there's no other way about it,” Bye said. “So it was nice to go out there and start back after a tragic injury.”
The Revs sit atop the Eastern Conference ten games into the season. They will look to hold on to this spot while doing all they can to help Borrero through this arduous time.
“It’s a tough loss, for sure,” Wood said. “I don’t think anyone can replace him, but we got to move forward. There’s nothing we can do about it right now and [we need to] support him as much as we can and get him back as soon as possible.