Inter Miami CF defender Andres Reyes was released from the hospital last night and is back at the team hotel, in isolation pending COVID-19 tests and clearance from officials after he left the bubble for treatment.
Reyes was carted off the field by a stretcher after being struck in the neck by Orlando striker Dom Dwyer in the 51st minute of Miami’s 2-1 loss to Orlando City. He immediately fell to the ground and appeared to have been struggling to breathe before being stretchered.
The club released a statement, stating that Reyes is doing well and in good spirits. He’ll continue to be monitored and evaluated by medical teams at the Swan and Dolphin Resort.
The defender was enjoying the second start of his young MLS career and Inter Miami captain Luis Robles says said losing Reyes, “completely changed the entire complexion of the game” and criticized referee Rubiel Vazquez for missing many calls in the match.
Miami was up 1-0 at the time before losing one of their best defenders.
Reyes is a member of the Colombian U-23 national team and has made 19 appearances with Nacional throughout his career. The 20-year-old defender was on the Colombia U-20 World Cup that made it to the semifinals of the tournament last May.
Inter Miami is off to an 0-3 start to its inaugural season. Miami’s next game is against Chicago Fire FC on July 14 at 9 a.m. on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and TSN.