Atlanta United announced on Thursday that two players will miss out on the club’s Concacaf Champions League quarterfinal second leg against Club America. Brooks Lennon and Alec Kann have both undergone minor surgery and will be out of action until next preseason, according to a press release.
Lennon’s procedure was on his ankle, while Kann’s was on his shoulder. Both are described as “clean-up” procedures.
The resumption of the CCL will take place in Orlando from December 15-22. The Five Stripes are scheduled to play Club America on either the 15th or 16th in the second leg. Atlanta trails on aggregate 3-0 coming into the concluding match. Miguel Herrera’s side easily handled a floundering Atlanta United side in the last match before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic in March.
Lennon played a big part in Atlanta during his first season with the club, playing as either a right-sided defender or winger.
His absence will only complicate matters further for the club as they will have to navigate around their end-of-season contract option decisions when picking a roster to take down to Florida.
Kann did not appear in a single competitive match in 2020 for the team.