As halftime approached in Sunday’s 2-0 win over D.C. United, Revolution fans were stunned to see midfielder Matt Polster lie motionless on the pitch after going in for a tackle on a D.C. player.
In the 43rd minute of the match, D.C. United forward Yordy Reyna looked to push the ball upfield. Polster was looking to dive in and dispossess the ball from Reyna.
Yet, Polster was a second too late. As Reyna continued to advance the ball, the back of his cleat connected with Polster’s head.
Things intensified as D.C. players and medical staff immediately rushed over to Polster and began to treat the injured midfielder. As medical staff tended to Polster, Reyna appeared to be shaken up by the accidental contact he had with Polster and was even chatting with officials.
After performing a series of tests, Polster was slowly assisted up and walked off the pitch with the help of medical personnel. As a result, Tommy McNamara would come on for the injured Polster in the 46th minute of the match.
Polster took to Twitter and Instagram Monday afternoon to talk about the events that transpired the previous night. Polster confirmed he indeed suffered a concussion as a result of the collision and went on to thank the medical staff for promptly taking care of him.
Polster states he does not remember much of what transpired but said he was feeling better today. Polster ended his statement by expressing his excitement to pick up the win in the contest.
Although there is no timetable in regards to when Polster will be able to return, the more important aspect right now is that he seems to be feeling good. For those who know, concussions are a serious injury that cannot be taken lightly.
On behalf of the entire Bent Musket staff, we wish Matt a full recovery!