Bocanegra: Parkhurst "feeling alright" after ankle injury

Wendy Adams
November 30, 2018 - 12:12 pm

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Atlanta United will play their final match of the season at Mercedes-Benz on Saturday, Dec. 8th, and it's for all the marbles: MLS Cup. 

The club sealed their spot in the MLS Championship game after a 3-1 aggregate over the NY Red Bulls Thursday night. While fans are excited to watch the team play for the first trophy in franchise history, there's also some concern when it comes to defender Michael Parkhurst.

Parkhurst went down with an apparent ankle injury in the latter portion of last night's game, and had to limp off the field alongside a trainer. Tata Martino wasted no time in calling in Miles Robinson as his replacement.

But with a quick turnaround, will United's team captain be on the pitch come Saturday?

Vice President and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra joined the Morning Show to provide an update: 

"He's feeling alright. Obviously, we're taking all the precautions we can but he kind of jammed his ankle on that strange play at the end of the game."

"Hopefully it's not too bad," Bocanegra continued. "We're still waiting for him to get checked out a little more thoroughly with the docs--all the machines and whatnot today."

Parkhurst was seemingly okay as he and the team were presented with the MLS' Eastern Conference Championship trophy.

"You want to see your captain out there on the field for the final. Hopefully it's not too bad."

Let's get after Atlanta United fans!