The last thing FC Dallas needed in Wednesday’s game with Real Salt Lake was to add another name to its injury report. But when flank midfielder/sometimes defender Carlos Rodriguez went down with a dislocated left elbow in the second half, he joined the ranks of FCD’s walking wounded.
According to Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman, the versatile Panamanian is expected to miss between two and four weeks, a situation he elaborated on before the club departed for Los Angeles on Thursday morning.
“The doctor was able to put the elbow back in place on the field and we took him to the hospital and we kept him in there overnight,” Hyndman said. “It was more of a precautionary situation because he’s an international. He lives by himself. English is not his first language. What we didn’t want him to do was have issues later in the evening and have nobody around, so we did the safe thing and kept him in there."
"Prognosis? It could be two to four weeks.”
Jackson made his 2012 debut, coming on for Rodriguez in the second half of the RSL game and it looks like the versatile Brazilian figures to start as a flank midfielder at least until he returns possibly by the end of May.