Sporting Kansas City full-back Logan Ndenbe will miss the rest of the 2023 MLS season after suffering a knee injury in the first round of playoffs action.
The 23-year-old sustained an ACL tear against St Louis CITY in game two at Children's Mercy Park, where SKC triumphed 2-1 to sweep the number one seed in the Western Conference. Ndenbe suffered the injury in the second half but still played the full 90 minutes to help his team to advance to the next round of the playoffs.
"Ndenbe sustained the injury in the 62nd minute of Sporting’s 2-1 win over St. Louis City SC on Sunday at Children’s Mercy Park. The left back will undergo surgery in the near term and is expected to be sidelined for seven to nine months," a Sporting KC statement read.
Ndenbe scored a marvelous long-range strike in game one when his side dominated in a 4-1 victory, and he was on the scoresheet once again, finding the back of the net on the brink of halftime. He joined Kansas City ahead of the 2022 season and has 50 appearances across all competitions, scoring his first two goals for the club at quite an important time.
SKC head coach Peter Vermes will look to rely on the likes of Robert Voloder and Cameron Duke to fill in at the left-back spot in place of Ndenbe.
Sporting Kansas City await the winner of the Houston Dynamo and Real Salt Lake series in the Western Conference semifinals of postseason action starting on the weekend of November 25-26. Both Houston and RSL are knotted up at one game apiece in their best-of-three series, with game three set for November 11 at Shell Energy Stadium.
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