Atlanta United forward Erick “Cubo” Torres has sustained a sprain to his knee and will miss “most of” the rest of the 2020 MLS season, club vice president and technical director Carlos Bocanegra announced during a media conference call on Tuesday.
Torres, signed on July 31, was brought aboard with the hopes of boosting a flagging Atlanta attack in the absence of the injured Josef Martinez. After stops at Chivas USA and the Houston Dynamo, he was loaned to Chivas and Cruz Azul before eventually signing for UNAM and later being sold to Xolos in 2018.
Despite the injury, and with the addition of Marcelino Moreno as a Designated Player, Atlanta aren’t looking to acquire anyone else at this time, per Bocanegra. That opens the door for Adam Jahn to continue to see significant time at striker despite just 1 goal and 1 assist through 11 matches this year.
Carlos Bocanegra says the team isn't giving up on the season. He says despite the latest injury to Cubo Torres there are no current plans to add to the roster.— Rob Usry (@RobUsry) September 22, 2020
With Atlanta United, Torres has played in 7 matches, starting 3, while registering an assist.