Injury Report

Atlanta's Greg Garza exits MLS All-Star Game early with shoulder injury

Atlanta United's Greg Garza during MLS All-Star practice — 7/31/17

UPDATE: Garza's injury was confirmed as a separated shoulder later in the match.

Following the game Garzaa tweeted about his injury:
August 3, 2017
August 3, 2017
Garza's Atlanta United teammate Miguel Almiron was uncertain about the defender's status immediately after the game.
"I don't know the exact situation yet, but hopefully it's nothing serious because he's a really important piece for our team," Almiron said.

CHICAGO – Greg Garza's first MLS All-Star appearance came to a premature conclusion, as the Atlanta United left back was forced to exit Wednesday's 2017 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target just a few minutes after kickoff due to a shoulder injury. 

A member of the MLS All-Star Fan XI, Garza earned the start on the left side of coach Veljko Paunovic's back four, but was sent crashing to the grass at Soldier Field by a collision with Real Madrid's Isco in the 3rd minute of play.

ATL UTD's marauding fullback was eventually taken off and replaced by Houston's DaMarcus Beasley, with a preliminary report from FOX sideline reporter Katie Witham suggesting that Garza had suffered a separated right shoulder. 

Signed on loan from Mexican side Club Tijuana over the winter, Garza has been a major contributor for Atlanta in the expansion side's promising debut MLS campaign, chipping in a goal and three assists as a relentless two-way presence along the left flank.

John Wilkinson contributed reporting to this article.