The New England Revolution’s injury report includes big names like Scott Caldwell, Antonio Delamea, Xavier Kouassi, and Daigo Kobayashi. All four players were held out of Wednesday’s U.S. Open Cup win over D.C. United and it’s unknown at this time if they’ll be available for Sunday’s league game against the Philadelphia Union.
“We’re still hoping to push a couple of those guys on,” head coach Jay Heaps said. “For me, right now, Scotty is coming along, Toni is coming along, but both of those guys are day-to-day right now.”
Caldwell has been sidelined since sustaining a concussion in practice last week. Heaps stated that the team will take a cautious approach to the Homegrown’s recovery because “you don't want to rush anything when it comes to concussions.”
Delamea saw a specialist on Monday after fracturing his nose in the game against Toronto FC. He recently underwent surgery and is expected to return to training tomorrow. At this time, no timeline has been set for his return.
Kouassi remains burdened by a left quadriceps injury, though he was seen dancing outlandishly as a way of celebrating Brian Wright’s goal.
Daigo Kobayashi could be available soon as he was listed as questionable ahead of the TFC game.
If one or more of these players are ready to start against the Union, it would be huge for the Revs, who are also missing Je-Vaughn Watson, Juan Agudelo, and Kelyn Rowe due to international duty.