Columbus Crew SC head coach Gregg Berhalter confirmed that midfielder Wil Trapp suffered a concussion following the 2-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes.
In the 12th minute, Trapp collided with San Jose defender Shaun Francis. Both stayed down, but Trapp was immediately substituted and replaced by Dilly Duka and taken straight to the locker room. He was initially stunned by the collision, but walked off under his own power.
"I think what initially happened, it wasn’t good, and as time went on and as he walked off the field he started to get clarity and feeling much better," Berhalter said in the postgame press conference. "So we’ll get the full scope of it this week."
This is the second concussion Trapp suffered in his professional career. He missed 14 games in 2015 after suffering a concussion in March. He missed a March matchup against the New York Red Bulls. He returned to action against the Vancouver Whitecaps on April 8th, but only lasted 45 minutes. He then missed 13 straight games until being eased back into the lineup in July.
The severity of the concussion hasn’t been determined, but Berhalter said that Trapp will be assessed throughout the week and will enter the MLS concussion protocol. Trapp won’t be able to return to play until he is medically cleared.
After a busy week, Crew SC don’t play again until next Saturday when the club travels to take on the LA Galaxy.
Massive Report will keep you updated on Trapp as the week progresses.