A 2-0 loss to Toronto FC left its mark on the Revolution Friday night. Not only did the club suffer its second consecutive defeat, it also endured injuries to two key players.
According to Revolution Staff Writer Jeff Lemieux, both Antonio Delamea and Juan Agudelo left Toronto with broken noses, though no official report has been released by the team.
Delamea suffered his injury in the 75th minute, when he clanged heads with Gershon Koffie while attempting to defend a lofting pass. Koffie backpedaled into the challenge and never saw Delamea coming toward him. Delamea, focused on the high-arcing pass and not on the approaching Koffie, rose for a header but caught Koffie instead.
Both players immediately went to ground. And though it initially appeared that Koffie took the brunt of the damage, he returned to the match shortly after the stoppage. Delamea, on the other hand, was carted off the field and immediately taken to the locker room.
Agudelo’s injury occurred in a more subtle fashion. In the first half, the Colombian-born forward took a shot to the nose, though play never stopped. He received medical attention on the sidelines before returning to the match.
On the surface, Agudelo’s injury appears less serious than the small facial bone fracture he had surgically repaired in February, though more information should present itself in the coming days.
For now, the Revolution will continue preparations for a midweek, U.S. Open Cup match with D.C. United, which kicks off on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET.