Injury: Dom Dwyer leaves MLS is Back Tournament


Courtesy of MLS: Matthew Stith and Devin L’Amoreaux

Orlando City designated player Dom Dwyer left the MLS bubble at Disney World on Saturday, ending his time at the MLS is Back Tournament with the Lions.

Orlando announced on Sunday that Dwyer’s commission from the tournament was to obtain an MRI on his left knee.

Dwyer, 29, did not play in Saturday’s 1-0 win over the Montreal Impact and was also left out of last week’s 1-1 draw against the Philadelphia Union due to precaution on a reported muscle tightness.

“Due to the timeline required for both quarantine and return-to-play training, Dwyer has returned home and will not rejoin the club until after the conclusion of the MLS is Back Tournament,” Orlando City said in a statement.

It’s unclear whether Dwyer’s MRI on his left knee is related to the muscle tightness that’s kept him out of City’s last two games.

Dwyer missed the first two games of the season because of a lower-body injury before the COVID-19 pandemic postponed the season for four months.

The England-born, American forward said prior to the season that he felt that he had a point to prove after a lackluster 2019 season.

Orlando City will play in the quarterfinals of the MLS is Back Tournament on July 31 against the winner between the Seattle Sounders and Los Angeles FC.

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