After being subbed off in just the 17th minute against Real Salt Lake this past weekend, New York City FC has announced that left back Ben Sweat sustained a back injury that will keep him sidelined tomorrow against the Houston Dynamo.
Sweat joins Ismael Tajouri-Shadi — who we wrote an article about last week — and Joe Scally on NYCFC’s injury list.
Though a perennial contender for solid minutes, Sweat generally plays the role of backup to typical starter Ronald Matarrita at the left back/wingback.
This week’s injury report made no mention of Maxi Moralez or Alexander Callens, both of whom missed the RSL game with minor injuries. It should be mentioned, however, that manager Domé Torrent did put Maxi’s fitness into question earlier this week.