It is curious that Atlanta United has not communicated anything about the injury of its franchise player Ezequiel Barco, but the truth is that they are taking care of the player in the games that come from the MLS. Coach Bocanegra said that if they say where Barco was injured, the other teams will go to shoot down the player in that place.
Atlanta United is the second team that receives the most fouls throughout MLS and Ezequiel Barco is the player who is knocked down the most by the rival. That is why Bocanegra does not want the other teams to take advantage of Barcos' injury when the player is already recovered. Barco is so skilled that the only way they can stop him is by fouling him.
Atlanta United is behind Inter Miami (242) in the MLS team fouls table with 238 fouls and Ezequiel Barco is the third player on the list with 40 fouls. In other words, Barco is fouled at least 4 per game, increasing the player's risk of injury. That is why Atlanta United keeps the Argentine player's injury a secret.
Atlanta United is in a difficult position heading into the MLS playoffs as it is ninth just two points behind eleventh. His last game tied against Orlando City and awaits the prompt return of Ezequiel Barco. Atlanta United's new player Marcelino Moreno could make his debut next game when they face the New York Red Bulls.