Heading into the match against Vancouver, NYCFC were 11-2-3 when the Brazilian starts and just 2-3-5 when he's not in the starting XI.
Heber earlier gave NYCFC a 1-0 lead, a fine finish with the outside of his foot. It was his team-leading 14th goal of the season, which is good enough for 4th in MLS.
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The first-year MLSer has been a revelation since his debut in April.
Following the game, Glenn Crooks reported that head coach Dome Torrent called the ailment a right quad injury, and while tests need to be taken, an initial timeline could mean somewhere around a month-long layoff for Heber.
Dome Torrent said he did not know the extent of Heber's right quad injury but indicated he would not be surprised is it was something that might keep his leading scorer out for a month. He expects to hear more tomorrow from the doctors #VANvNYC #NYCFC @NYCFC #MLS @MLS— Glenn Crooks (@GlennCrooks) September 1, 2019