August 6, 2018 / 9:52 PM / 8 days ago

Atlanta D Ambrose out 3-4 months with torn meniscus

Atlanta United left back Mikey Ambrose will miss three to four months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, the team announced Monday.

Ambrose, 24, was hurt on July 25 while playing for Atlanta United’s USL team.

Ambrose has played in nine games this season, including eight starts, and chipped in the first two assists of his career for MLS-leading Atlanta. He has played in 21 games (14 starts) over three years at the MLS level.

Chris McCann, who has started the last four games at left back, will likely remain there long term with Greg Garza still a few months away from returning after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum.

Atlanta (14-4-6, 48 points) sits four points clear of both New York teams for the most points in MLS, but the Red Bulls have two games at hand, while New York City FC has one. Atlanta doesn’t play again until Aug. 19, when it will host Columbus, the East’s fourth-place team.

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