FC Dallas returned from Kansas City on Monday afternoon and went through a short recovery session after arriving in Frisco. FCD head coach Schellas Hyndman did offer an update on central attacking midfielder Ricardo Villar, who had to leave Sunday’s 2-1 loss at Sporting Kansas City after halftime after taking a hard foul in the first half from KC’s Chance Myers, who delivered an elbow to the back of the Brazilian-born midfielder.
Villar had to leave the field on a stretcher but was able to return several minutes later and finish the first half. However, after returning to the locker room at the break, he was unable to return to the pitch and Bobby Warshaw entered the game.
But there is some good news as Villar is not experiencing any concussion-like symptoms according to his head coach.
“Not that I know of, no I think it’s more a pain of this area [in his side],” Hyndman said. “We’re doing some evaluation. I think extremely sore, bruised ribs type of thing.”
Like the rest of the starters and reserves who saw action on Sunday, Villar will have Tuesday off but Hyndman maintains it’s way too early to tell if he’ll be able to play on Friday night against DC United at RFK Stadium.
“Yeah, tomorrow we’re giving him a day off. No X-Ray, no MRI has been done because I think he’s probably responding. I have a lot of praise for Ricardo because he’s becoming that marked man that David Ferreira has been and I think he plays with a lot of courage,” Hyndman said. “He really wants the team to do well. He doesn’t run away and hide or continue to bicker. He just tries to get on with the game, but it’s tough.”
And since he just returned to Frisco, the FCD coach doesn’t have any further news on either Fabian Castillo or David Ferreira but expects to know more on Tuesday morning.
“We’re still doing evaluations on [Ferreira] and seeing his prorgress, same thing with Castillo,” Hyndman said. “I just got back from a trip and I need to have my coaches meeting tomorrow where I’ll be informed on progresses.”