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Torn adductor to keep Blast goalie William Vanzela out indefinitely

The Blast’s William Vanzela is out indefinitely after an MRI taken Monday afternoon revealed that the star goalkeeper suffered a torn adductor tendon in his groin during Friday night’s win over the Kansas City Comets.

General manager Kevin Healey said Vanzela will not need surgery and could be sidelined for three weeks to two months. Vanzela leads the league with a .770 save percentage, and is second in goals-against average (4.18) and wins (11).

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After the injury, the Blast signed six-year veteran Joey Kapinos, 28, for the remainder of the season. In his debut Saturday, Kapinos made 12 saves to help the Blast beat the Harrisburg Heat, 12-5. The Blast are 12-2, atop the Major Arena Soccer League’s Eastern Division.

Earlier this month, the two-time defending league champions lost veteran forward Lucas Roque for the season with a torn ACL.

The Blast will travel to Harrisburg on Friday to take on the Heat before returning to SECU Arena in Towson on Feb. 3 to play the Syracuse Silver Knights.

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