Robinson was stretchered off the field on Saturday in obvious pain after punching the ground in frustration.
Atlanta United and U.S. men’s national team central defender Miles Robinson tore his Achilles tendon in the first half of Atlanta’s match against the Chicago Fire on Saturday, a source confirmed to The Athletic. He will undergo surgery Monday. CBS Sports first reported the news.
Robinson was stretchered off the field in obvious pain after punching the ground in frustration.
Robinson joins goalkeeper Brad Guzan and midfielder Osvaldo Alonso as Atlanta players whose 2022 campaigns ended on a sour note. With designated player Josef Martinez still recovering from a second knee surgery, Robinson became Atlanta United’s most important player, even taking the captain’s armband from Guzan.
The 25-year-old is also a projected starter for the United States at this winter’s 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Gregg Berhalter has depth behind Robinson in Aaron Long, Erik Palmer-Brown, John Brooks, Mark McKenzie and Cameron Carter-Vickers. However, Robinson has experienced an almost meteoric rise on the international stage.
USMNT's Miles Robinson to undergo surgery Monday for torn Achilles: Source - The Athletic View Story