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Sacramento Republic goalkeeper Adam Grinwis sidelined indefinitely with torn ACL

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Rafael Diaz looks set to be the starter moving forward.

SOCCER: FEB 05 MLS - Seattle Sounders FC v Sacramento Republic FC Photo by Jeff Halstead/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Sacramento Republic FC announced Wednesday prior to their game against Reno 1868 FC that goalkeeper Adam Grinwis has suffered a knee injury to his right leg and will be out indefinitely.

The specific injury sounds pretty bad, with the club saying an MRI picked up a torn ACL and torn meniscus for Grinwis.

The news has to be a blow for the 28-year-old, who signed with Republic FC in the offseason and played the first four games of the season as the starter between the posts. Injuries are not all the same, but torn ACLs typically require surgery and the standard recovery time from one is usually somewhere around 6-9 months. But as of now, the club have not said whether he will be undergoing surgery for certain.

In the meantime, Rafael Diaz has started the past two games and has not allowed a goal yet this season. Also 28 years old, it would appear Diaz is set to become the starter for Sacramento and may get the first real run as a starter of his professional career.

We’ll keep you posted on updates to Grinwis’ injury or the goalkeeping situation overall for Sac Republic. In the meantime, get well soon, Adam.

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