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Revolution F Penilla undergoes foot surgery

Field Level Media
22 Oct 2020, 09:40 GMT+10

New England Revolution forward Cristian Penilla underwent season-ending surgery on his fractured left foot on Wednesday.

The club said Penilla will require a recovery period of two to three months for the bone to heal.

Penilla suffered the injury during the first half of a victory over New York City FC on Oct. 11. He has missed the past two games.

Penilla, 29, leads the Revolution with four assists this season but hasn't scored a goal in 17 matches (10 starts).

Penilla, a native of Ecuador, scored 18 goals in this first two seasons with New England -- 12 in 2018 and six last season.

New England (7-5-7, 28 points) resides in fifth place in the Eastern Conference heading into Friday's road match against Nashville SC. With four regular-season matches remaining, the Revolution are on the verge of clinching a playoff berth.

--Field Level Media

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