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Josef Martinez to have MRI to determine injury severity

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MLS: Chicago Fire at Atlanta United FC Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Reports say that Josef Martinez was subbed out in the 59th minute of tonight’s World Cup qualifier between Venezuela and Peru after sustaining what could be a leg injury.

Those who saw the play say he got his foot caught in the turf and came up limping.

He was substituted just after the play after noticeably limping. As of now it’s said to be a left thigh injury.

This is what the field looked like for the match tonight. Not the most ideal of playing conditions.

It’s believed that the injury occurred on this play:

This is not what you want to see if you’re Atlanta United supporters. Martinez is the most in-form player in MLS right now, leading the league in goals scored through three matches. However, this is the territory that the international break brings.

Unfortunately we have little to go on but reports. We’ll follow-up as soon as we find out more.

UPDATE: Venezuela manager Dudamel says the injury may only take around 10 days to heal.

UPDATE #2: Josef is returning to Atlanta for an MRI according to Carlos Bocanegra.