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Bunbury’s Status Uncertain After Shoulder Knock

Photo credit: Brandon Bleek/Prost Amerika

Photo credit: Brandon Bleek/Prost Amerika

As if matters weren’t already dim for the Revolution during the latter stages of Sunday’s loss to the Sounders, midfielder Teal Bunbury suffered a right shoulder injury around the 82nd minute, and was forced to exit the match.

The injury occurred while Bunbury was chasing down a ball into the final third, and collided with Lamar Neagle while in pursuit. Bunbury was slow to return to his feet after clutching his right shoulder in obvious pain. He walked back to the locker room accompanied by a member of the club’s training staff while still holding his shoulder.

Following the match, Heaps told the media that there was no update on Bunbury’s injury. On Monday, a club spokeperson told that Bunbury will be evaluated when the team returns to Boston.

Prior to his injury, the winger had won a team-high five aerial duels, but only completed 62.1 percent of his passes at his right midfielder’s spot. However, Bunbury was one of the lone bright spots on the defensive end, making three tackles, the most among Revolution midfielders on Sunday.

Last year, the 25-year-old midfielder led the club in assists last season with six, and added four goals to the stat sheet. He missed the club’s final two regular season matches due to left hamstring tightness.

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