At some point over the weekend, someone in CF97-land looked at the scoreline from the Minnesota game and said, “well, at least things can’t get any worse.”
Whoever you are, I hope you feel very bad about yourself right now.
Newly-acquired Chicago Fire defender Christian Dean had to leave the Minnesota game in the first half due to an injury. There was hope among coaches and players and fans that the diagnosis wouldn’t be so bad.
It’s bad. Really, really bad.
Dean, who’s played all of like 3 games for the Fire since moving over from Vancouver earlier this month, was diagnosed with a fracture of his fifth metatarsal. (And since I know you’re asking: here’s what a fifth metatarsal is. It’s in your foot. You need it. Trust me.) The 24-year-old central defender is scheduled to have surgery on Friday.
Following the procedure, Dean will be in recovery for the next 2-3 months. Even with a best-case scenario, his season is basically over.
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