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Sporting Kansas City and United States international striker Teal Bunbury was injured during a preseason friendly with the Houston Dynamo and has been taken to the hospital for tests on his elbow.
Sporting KC's official Twitter feed revealed that the early diagnosis of the injury is a dislocated elbow. If that's the case, he could be out for at least the first few months of the season, and possibly the Gold Cup as well, depending on the severity of the dislocation.
Bunbury, entering his second professional season out of Akron, enjoyed a fine rookie season and seemed to be in for a big year after his emergence in the United States' most recent friendlies with South Africa and Chile.
(UPDATE: According to the Kansas City Star, Bunbury will only be out 2-4 weeks after tests revealed only a dislocation and no break or nerve damage. Had the elbow been broken, he would have been looking at a 4-5 month timetable for a return.)
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