Franco Escobar to Miss 6-8 Weeks
ATLANTA (Jan. 16, 2019) - Atlanta United announced today defender Franco Escobar will miss approximately six-to-eight weeks after suffering a fractured right clavicle. Escobar was injured during training on Tuesday.
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