Robert Castellanos fractures ankle on loan, out 12 weeks

Nashville SC defender Robert Castellanos fractured his ankle on loan with Tampa Bay Rowdies in the USL Championship. The 23-year-old center back had surgery in Nashville on Wednesday, and will be out for at least 12 weeks.

Castellanos was injured just 12 minutes into his Tampa Bay debut, landing awkwardly on his right ankle after leaping to control a ball over the top. The injury comes at an especially unfortunate time for Castellanos, who looked set for a starting role for one of the USL’s top sides.

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Author: Ben Wrightis the Director of Soccer Content and a Senior MLS Contributor for Broadway Sports covering Nashville SC and the US National Team. Previously Ben was the editor and a founder of Speedway Soccer, where he has covered Nashville SC and their time in USL before journeying to Major League Soccer since 2018. Raised in Louisville, KY Ben grew up playing before a knee injury ended his competitive career. When he is not talking soccer he is probably producing music, drinking coffee or hanging out with his wife and kids. Mastodon

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