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Russell Canouse Expected to Miss 3-6 Weeks with Collapsed Lung
News coming out of Washington DC is that Central Midfielder Russell Canouse will be missing for potentially the next 3-6 games. This is what the press release said.
D.C. United midfielder Russell Canouse suffered a small pneumothorax (collapsed lung) to his left lung during the second half of the 0-0 draw against the Chicago Fire on Saturday, July 27. He was transported to Rush Hospital in Chicago where he had the pneumothorax drained. He was observed in the hospital for two nights and was discharged on Monday. He arrived back in Washington, DC on Tuesday, July 30. He is expected to miss 3-6 weeks.
A pretty nasty injury, and you knew something was up after he went down 3 times in very quick succession. Initially fans thought it was a winding at 1st, but after the 2nd and 3rd time, everyone thought it was worse. Hopefully he will be back sooner rather than later and be back on the field.