The Fire have finalized a loan deal for Tottenham midfielder Grant Ward. The 19 year old impressed the technical staff during a trial period in preseason but suffered a broken foot while training in England as the Fire and Tottenham were close to getting a deal done. Ward underwent surgery to repair a fractured fifth metatarsal on March 11 so there were obvious details that needed to be worked out in order to close the deal.
Now that the club has more knowledge of the extent of the injury and some comfort in the process of Ward's rehabilitation, which will take place take in England, the Fire pursued finalizing the loan agreement. With injuries of this nature players are usually sidelined for 8-10 weeks which would mean Ward could be ready to contribute some time in June or July. He'll be a welcome addition.
By adding Ward the Fire now have 29 signed players on the roster but only 27 are currently active. Orr Barouch is on the disabled list while recovering from his own foot injury.
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