CHESTER, Pa.– Philadelphia Union forward C.J. Sapong has been diagnosed with a concussion and a fracture in the zygomatic bone in his left cheek after being injured near the end of the first half during the team’s season opener scoreless draw against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday.
Sapong will see a specialist this week to determine the length of his rehab.
The 26-year-old forward is in his first season with the Union after the club
dealt the No. 10 overall pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft to Sporting
Kansas City to acquire his rights.
Originally drafted by Sporting in
2011, Sapong was the MLS Rookie of the Year after he scored five goals
and registered five assists while playing in every game that year. He
followed it up in 2012 with a career-best nine goals.