Cory Gibbs has suffered yet another injury setback.
The veteran, but oft-injured, defender will miss the next 4-to-6 months after undergoing surgery for a torn right meniscus on Tuesday. According to the Fire, the injury was suffered in training during last Wednesday.
German international Arne Friedrich, who has yet to appear on a matchday roster but had his first live action with the club in a weekend scrimmage against the University of Louisville, will be looked upon to provide stability and steady play with Gibbs on the shelf. His road to the club's starting XI could be accelerated to this weekend's match against the Dynamo in light of Gibbs' injury.
Beyond Friedrich and second-year defender Jalil Anibaba, the Fire have Kwame Watson-Siriboe and rookie Austin Berry on the centerback depth chart to make up for Gibbs' absence.
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