Nguyen “Day-to-Day” w/ Ankle Knock
- Updated: March 7, 2017
The status of Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen, who suffered an ankle contusion last weekend, a was deemed “day-to-day” by coach Jay Heaps ahead of Saturday’s home opener vs. Orlando City.
Nguyen, who was forced to exit the club’s First Kick clash at Colorado prematurely, did not train with the club on Tuesday. But Heaps told the media following the session that the midfielder is working his way back behind scenes.
“It was painful for him in the match, but (it’s been) a good couple days of rehab,” Heaps said. “We’ll see. Right now it’s day-to-day, but we’ll see as the week goes on.”
Nguyen told the media after Saturday’s match that he initially suffered the injury during the first half of the 1-0 loss at Colorado before he was forced to exit right before the hour mark. Prior to his substitution, Nguyen collected a mere 23 touches, an unusually low number for the playmaking midfielder.
“I bruised my ankle, and I was trying to go in the second half there and I got kicked again right at the beginning,” Nguyen said. “I wasn’t able to put any pressure on it. I tried, but I couldn’t keep going, so I told (the coaching staff) that I needed to come off.”
If the 30-year-old midfielder isn’t ready to go on Saturday, Heaps could tab Daigo Kobayashi or Kelyn Rowe to fill Nguyen’s role.