After missing the first 33 games of the MLS regular season, the midfielder was actually in line to start Sunday’s regular season finale against the New York Red Bulls. But during Saturday’s training session, Edu was attempting a shot on goal only for his foot to get caught in the turf, twisting his lower leg in the process.
“[There was] no contact, no one even around him. Edu was just by himself,” Curtin said via telephone. “He reached for a ball, and he actually scored a great goal, but he never saw it go in because he was in so much pain. The turf kind of gave out, and he broke his fibula.”
Nothing has gone right for the U.S. international this season. He underwent surgery for a sports hernia during preseason, and then came the stress fracture in his left leg that sidelined him for much of the campaign. His only minutes came with Bethlehem Steel, the Union’s USL affiliate.