Men's Soccer: Greenberg’s 2015 season in jeopardy after collarbone injury

UConn defender Benjamin Wagman dribbles up the field against South Florida during the American Athletic Conference tournament at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium on Nov. 14, 2014. (Amar Batra/The Daily Campus)

The remainder of sophomore and UConn men's soccer defender Dylan Greenberg’s 2015 season is in serious question. 

In the team’s season opener on Friday night against St. Francis Brooklyn, Greenberg fell awkwardly to the ground after challenging for a header near midfield and had to leave the game just eight minutes in, due to a collarbone injury.

The team has yet to confirm the length and severity of the injury, but Greenberg took to his Instagram after the game. 

“This is the most disappointing news I've ever had to express, but I broke my collar bone in the first 10 min in our home opener game against st Francis,” he wrote. “I'm out for the season. Going for surgery Thursday, so depressed and disappointed about what happened, really just want to cry, but I'm going to be a strong person and pick my head up and be there for my brothers on that field. My teammates are very down and upset what happened to me today, but I I told my teammates to keep there head up and to stay focus on the season and I will take care of myself, I told them to win every game for me and go all the way! I believe in each and every one of my teammates. I promised them that I will be there supporting them every game either its home or away! I would do anything for my 33 brothers and I wish them the best this season! I want to thank my coaches, my teammates, friends, family and fans for all the amazing messages for me to recover fast! So blessed to have all these important people that care about me so much! I will promise you all this I will be ready next year and kicking ass! I'm going to work my butt off to recover fast. Uconn for life! #Warrior #MotivationForMyTeammates #UconnFamily #WinningItAllThisYear #IWillBeBackNextYear”

Greenberg has since removed the post from his Instagram page.

Greenberg, from Dix Hills, New York, started all 19 games in 2014 and scored two points. He was also named to the American Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team.


Matthew Zampini is sports editor for The Daily Campus. He can be reached via email at matthew.zampini@uconn.edu. He tweets @Matt_Zamp.