George Campbell added to injury list with lower body injury, status is weekly
Atlanta United today announced that defender George Campbell will be out for the next week after sustaining an abductor injury in the club’s 2-1 loss to Inter Miami CF on Sunday.
Now I’m not a doctor but I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express lsat night (sorry) but let’s talk about anatomy here just so everyone is on the same page. An abductor injury is NOT a groin injury – it would be an “adductor”. An adductor or abductor is really more of an umbrella term for what a muscle is responsible for. In this case, and abductor is a muscle that moves the part of the body a way from the midline. It would therefore be a muscle on the outside of the thigh that would involve the hip. (Conversely, an adductor would move the part of the body toward the midline, otherwise known as the groin.) I’m sure this is all terrible medical vocabulary, but you get the idea.
Obviously losing a player isn’t good, but prior to the injury (which seemed to come late), Campbell hadn’t had the biggest game of his career, which made it increasingly likely that Alan Franco would return to the starting lineup sooner. rather than later. As long as the Argentine defender is sufficiently recovered from his ankle injury – and he has been in training since last week – we should expect to see Franco again when Atlanta travels to Montreal this Saturday.