CITY Injury Report vs Atlanta United


By Henry Chappell

St Louis CITY SC returns home to take on Eastern Conference opponent Atlanta United for the first time at CITYPARK. Like CITY, Atlanta's unavailable players for this game are also piling up, with six players listed on the MLS's weekly report.

This list includes scoring threats Bartosz Slisz, Thiago Almada, Giorgos Giakoumakis, Saba Lobzhanidze, and Bartosz Slisz who have combined to score 15 of 24 total goals this season for Atlanta. A combination of transfers, injuries, and a yellow card suspension has led to all of these players being unavailable for the upcoming match against CITY. Bradley Carnell's squad has had their recent injury struggles leading to all of these players being unable to play this upcoming Saturday.

Tomáš Ostrák 

After an injury to a tendon in his ankle, Ostrák is now out for the season. What was described as a knock in training by Carnell after City's 2-1 loss against Seattle turned out to be much more serious for the Czech midfielder. An unfortunate event that prevented more appearances for the expanding role Ostrák was taking in the City midfield.

Rasmus Alm

The Swedish midfielder exited the contest against Inter Miami in the 22nd minute, after a collision. This resulted in a collateral ligament sprain, meaning an absence of 6-8 weeks from the Miami match, which keeps him sidelined for Saturday against Atlanta.

Célio Pompeu

In CITY's 2-0 loss on the road against Dallas, Pompeu suffered a devastating, season-ending injury after his collision with defender Nkosi Tafari. An ankle dislocation and fibula fracture will result in Pompeu missing the remainder of this season, and before returning to competitive play, he will undergo a nine-month injury rehab program.

Joakim Nilsson

Minutes after Pompeu was stretchered off the field, Nilsson pulled up awkwardly, holding the back of his left leg. He left the game as a result and a hamstring injury was the diagnosis. He will not be playing this upcoming Saturday, but the injury isn't resulting in as much of a long-term absence as the previous ones listed.

Christian Olivares 

Illness has kept the keeper out of previous lineup appearances, but this week an ankle injury is the reason for his exclusion. Starter Roman Burki has appeared in every MLS game this season, so a start this week would have previously been off the table for Olivares anyhow.

Kyle Hiebert 

Jesse Marsch called Hiebert into his Copa America squad, and his latest appearance against France in an international friendly also involved Hiebert coming off the bench. Hiebert will not be available on Saturday as a result of this tournament.

Samuel Adeniran

While the forward is not injured, he was left out of the matchday squad last week and manager Bradley Carnell confirmed the player is in transfer talks. This will be something to watch out for this week to see if the absence from the squad remains, or if Adeniran appears in the team sheet.