Orlando City

Harrison Heath out 4-6 weeks with knee injury

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando City midfielder Harrison Heath will miss 4-6 weeks with a sprained MCL. Heath suffered the injury during the first half of Wednesday night's match against the New York Red Bulls.

A source confirmed Heath will not require surgery and could return later in the season.

The injury comes just as Heath had started to see more playing time with the Lions. Heath had started two straight matches after only making one appearance in the first 16 games of the season.

This is the second knee injury Heath has suffered in the last year. He dislocated his knee cap in a friendly against West Brom last July.

Harrison's father, Adrian, was fired as the Orlando City head coach on July 6th, but the younger Heath has handled it admirably.

He told reporters the tough time for his family could end up being a good thing for his career. "I'm very grateful for what he's done for me in my career in getting me to this point. I can't say thank you enough to that. I'm excited now that I don't have that hanging over me though. I can just focus on my football and the people watching will focus on my performances instead of the name on the back of my shirt."

Orlando City will face Vancouver on Saturday night at 10 p.m. The match can be seen on WRDQ-TV27.