Andrew Farrell could miss the rest of the season because of a hamstring injury.
Saturday brought a rarity, as the New England Revolution put out a starting lineup that didn’t include Farrell’s name. The right back, who started the previous 30 games, was out with a “pretty bad” injury that occurred during the Toronto FC game.
The Revs are currently assessing the situation and don’t know if we’ll see Farrell again this season.
“I don’t know how many weeks, but it will definitely be at least three,” head coach Brad Friedel explained after the game. “We didn’t know the extent of it until probably Tuesday.”
Farrell was replaced by Brandon Bye when the Revs faced Atlanta United. It’s a like-for-like move that’s likely to be repeated in the coming weeks.
That said, the Revolution will miss Farrell for more than his steady defending. The 26-year-old has emerged as a leader in the locker room, having donned the captain’s armband on multiple occasions. With this in mind, the Revs are hoping for a quick recovery.
“Andrew is a lovely character and he is one of the guys that is the life of the team,” Friedel explained. “He will be missed, but I’m sure he is going to work to get back as soon as possible.”