Atlanta United's Emerson Hyndman suffers torn ACL
Atlanta United midfielder Emerson Hyndman has suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee during training, the club announced Thursday.
HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on loan from AFC Bournemouth on July 1, 2019 with an option to purchase. Purchase option exercised on December 9, 2019 and signed to multi-year contract.
A technically gifted central midfielder with experience in both the English Championship and Scottish Premier League, Hyndman made an immediate impact after joining Atlanta in the Secondary Transfer Window in 2019. Last year, he made 20 starts and 24 appearances across all competitions, recording two goals, game winners in consecutive matches to open the season, and two assists in league play.
INTERNATIONAL: Hyndman represented the United States from the U-17 level all the way up to the senior national team. He made his USMNT debut at 18 years old when he was subbed on in a friendly against the Czech Republic on Sept. 3, 2014. The following summer, Hyndman captained the United States U-20 national team in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, where he played all five matches and scored two goals in group play.
OUTSIDE MLS: Hyndman joined the Fulham academy in 2011 at age 15 and made his pro for them debut three years later, on August 9, 2014. He later featured for AFC Bournemouth, as well as Rangers and Hibernian in the Scottish Premier League. He enjoyed his best pro stint to date with Rangers in the second half of the 2016-17 SPL season, scoring four goals in 13 games to earn the club's Young Player of the Year honors.
PERSONAL: Hyndman's grandfather is former FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman.
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