Atlanta United striker Kenwyne Jones suffered a knee injury again Martinique in a Caribbean Cup qualifier on Wednesday. According to a press release sent out by Jones’ public relations staff, scans revealed a small tear in a ligament. However, the striker isn’t expected to miss much time and could be back in time for Trinidad and Tobago’s important World Cup qualifiers in November with the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying begins.
It does mean that Jones will miss Central FC’s CONCACAF Champions League group match against Sporting Kansas City this week.
When a player is away from the club whether it be for a loan or international duty, or in Kenwyne’s case both, there’s always the risk of them picking up an injury. It’s something out of anyone’s control and just the nature of the sport. Thankfully this one doesn’t appear to be long-term and Jones should be healthy for the start of Atlanta United’s first ever training camp in 2017.