Indy Eleven announced today that goalkeeper Ben Lundgaard underwent successful Ulnar Collateral Ligament surgery on his left thumb on Wednesday and is expected to be sidelined for approximately 4-6 weeks. The surgery came after picking up an injury during training last week.
Lundgaard, 22, signed for “Indiana’s Team” on loan from Major League Soccer side Columbus Crew SC on March 7, 2018. Lundgaard was selected in the First Round of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft with the 21st pick by Columbus earlier this year. The goalkeeper played four seasons at Virginia Tech, making 70 appearances (all starts) and registering 23 shutouts. In 2017, Lundgaard was named to the First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference and to the United Soccer Coaches’ (USC) Third Team All-East Region. The previous year, he was named to Top Drawer Soccer’s Best XI Third Team. Additionally, Lundgaard played for the New York Red Bulls’ Under-23 Premier Development League side in 2017, making 13 appearances and registering 38 saves.
Indy Eleven take to the road this Saturday, April 7, to take on North Carolina FC at 7:00 p.m. The match will available live and for free on the United Soccer League’s YouTube channel.