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ATLANTA - Atlanta United announced Tuesday that defender Ronald Hernández will miss approximately 3 to 4 months after sustaining an injury to his right MCL during the club’s 2-1 loss against Columbus Crew on Saturday. As a result, Hernández will not join the Venezuelan national team for the current FIFA international window.

Atlanta (4-5-4, 16 points) returns to action Tuesday, June 14 when it hosts CF Pachuca in the American Family Insurance Cup at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (7:30 p.m., Bally Sports South, Sports Radio 92-9 The Game, La Mejor). The team returns to MLS play Sunday, June 19 when it hosts Inter Miami CF at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (3 p.m., ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, Sports Radio 92-9 The Game, La Mejor).