Yeah, I couldn't resist. But poor Josh really did take a beating.
From the FC Dallas press release:
FC Dallas today confirmed that rookie and Generation adidas goalkeeper Josh Lambo sustained a concussion and fractured jaw during Sunday’s Reserve Division contest against Chivas USA. The 17-year old will have surgery today to repair the fractures and is expected to be released from the hospital on Tuesday. He is expected to be out of action for at least 6-8 weeks.
“We’re obviously saddened with the unfortunate injuries Josh sustained,” said FC Dallas head coach Steve Morrow. “He has made tremendous progress throughout the preseason, but at this moment our thoughts are on his health and well being. We’re comforted that his family is here and wish him a complete and quick recovery.”
The injury occurred when Lambo collided with Chivas USA’s Anthony Hamilton just five minutes into the Reserve match. After being attended to on the field by team medical personnel, Lambo walked off the field and was replaced by guest player Matt Wideman. He was then transported to a Baylor hospital where he remained overnight.
Lambo was selected by FC Dallas with the eighth overall selection in the 1st Round of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft. After the team loaned goalkeeper Ray Burse to Portland, Lambo became the backup keeper to Dario Sala in the team’s season opener against Chivas USA.