"Atlanta United announced today that forward Josef Martinez suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee during Saturday’s match against Nashville SC. Martinez will undergo surgery on a date to be determined to begin the rehabilitation process."
No way to sugarcoat this for Atlanta fans, this fucking stinks. Martinez has been a constant force since coming into the MLS, setting basically every league scoring record in just a few years. Their offense really depended on his presence, so it will be be tough for them to make up for his scoring (48% of the teams total). With Gressel at DC now, they're out 62% of their scoring from last year, so it will be interesting to see how de Boer adjusts.