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Lundgaard out 4-6 weeks after successful thumb surgery

COLUMBUS – Columbus Crew SC today announced that goalkeeper Ben Lundgaard underwent successful Ulnar Collateral Ligament surgery on his left thumb on Wednesday and is expected to be sidelined for approximately 4-6 weeks. The procedure was performed by Dr. Marlo Van Steyn at Orthopedic One in Columbus, Ohio.

Lundgaard, 22, was selected in the First Round of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft with the 21st pick and has been on loan with United Soccer League side Indy Eleven. The goalkeeper played four seasons at Virginia Tech, making 70 appearances (all starts) and registering 23 shutouts. In 2017, Lundgaard was named to the First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference and to the United Soccer Coaches’ (USC) Third Team All-East Region. The previous year, he was named to Top Drawer Soccer’s Best XI Third Team. Additionally, Lundgaard played for the New York Red Bulls’ Under-23 Premier Development League side in 2017, making 13 appearances and registering 38 saves.

Up next, the Black & Gold travel to take on the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park on Saturday (8:30 p.m. ET / CW Columbus, Spectrum Sports, BCSN2, CD102.5 FM, English radio stream and Spanish audio broadcast available). 

The Black & Gold will return to MAPFRE Stadium on Saturday, April 21 to host New England Revolution in a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff.

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