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Orlando City striker Dom Dwyer out 7 to 14 days with quad injury

Orlando City SC forward Dom Dwyer (14) kicks the ball as Atlanta United midfielder Jeff Larentowicz (18) attempts to block during the second half of the game at Orlando City Stadium. (Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports)

Orlando City striker Dom Dwyer will miss one to two weeks with a quad injury, coach James O’Connor confirmed on Tuesday. 

Dwyer wasn’t present for the 15 minutes of training available to the media on Monday or Tuesday. O’Connor said the star striker is dealing with a “niggle” and that he’d probably be out seven to 14 days. 

When asked to describe the nature of the injury, O’Connor said it was a quad injury.

“He’s got something in his quad,” O’Connor said. “I think, seven to 14 days, something like that. We’re not overly concerned with with that.” 

This is the second preseason in a row during which Dwyer has been sidelined with an injury. Last season, he dealt with a Grade 1 quad strain, which was suffered after he recovered from a hamstring injury he sustained before the start of preseason training. 

Dwyer led Orlando City with 13 goals in 26 appearances (25 starts) last season. 

Orlando City returned to Sylvan Lake Park on Monday to continue preseason training after working for two weeks at IMG Academy in Bradenton.

“Other than [Dwyer], everyone is pretty much OK,” O’Connor said. “A lot of aches and pains, but I’d expect that.”




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