The New England Revolution has announced that Andy Dorman will miss 10-12 weeks after suffering a sprained medical collateral ligament (MCL) during Saturday's game against the Chicago Fire. Dorman has been placed on the Disabled List while he recovers.
Dorman's injury occurred during the 25th minute when Bakary Soumare collided with the Welshman. Dorman tried to fight through the injury, but made way for Scott Caldwell when it became clear that he would be unable to continue.
Dorman's injury is substantial for the Revs as he was the team's first-choice defensive midfielder. The 32-year-old has made 15 appearances this season, all of them starts, while logging a total of 1214 minutes. On June 28th, Dorman recorded an assist against the Philadelphia Union.
The Revs have a few options to fill-in at defensive midfield. Caldwell is the obvious choice since he replaced Dorman on Saturday and contributed significant minutes during his rookie campaign. A.J. Soares, Andrew Farrell, Stephen McCarthy, Alec Sundly and Shalrie Joseph are also viable options.
The Revolution will open up a roster spot by putting Dorman on the Disabled List. The Revs may choose to sign someone as a replacement while Dorman is sidelined. A player on the Disabled List must sit out for a minimum of six league matches.