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Brandon Vincent Out For Several Weeks

Fire Confidential reports that the sophomore left back will miss time with a thigh injury

MLS: Orlando City SC at Chicago Fire Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Fire left back Brandon Vincent will miss several games after suffering a quad strain, according to Chicago Fire Confidential’s Guillermo Rivera.

Vincent, who has been an integral part of Chicago’s success this season, was injured during warm-ups before the Fire’s match against NYCFC last week. The game at Yankee Stadium marked the first time this season that the Men in Red lined up without the Stanford graduate— leaving Joao Meira as the only Fire player to appear in every game this season.

The injury to the Fire’s 2016 All-Star leaves Chicago in a tough situation, as the club is short at outside back. Michael Harrington filled in for Vincent against NYCFC, but is hardly a long-term replacement at left back.

One possible option is Patrick Doody, a Homegrown player that has seen little playing time with the Fire since signing his professional contract. The former Indiana Hoosier has spent most of his time on loan to Saint Louis FC during his time as a professional.

Veljko Paunovic certainly has some decisions to make going into this weekend’s match-up against Sporting KC. Chicago travels to the Sunflower State on Saturday to take on the Dom Dwyer-less Western Conference side.