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FOOTBALL: Goalkeeper Andre Blake out for four to six weeks

Published:Wednesday | February 25, 2015 | 2:18 PM

Philadelphia Union and Jamaica goalkeeper Andre Blake is expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks after undergoing knee surgery.

The Major League Soccer club says the 24-year-old custodian is recovering from a successful partial meniscectomy on his left knee. 

Blake played in one league match last year, making seven saves in a 2-0 loss to the Houston Dynamo. 

Blake has appeared for the Reggae Boyz nine times, since making his debut in a 2-0 triumph over Barbados in March of last year.

More recently, Blake played a vital role for the Jamaicans as they won the 2014 Caribbean Cup championship. 

In the final, he made a key save, denying Trinidad & Tobago's Kenwyne Jones in the penalty-kick shootout. 

Jamaica prevailed, 4-3 on penalties, after the teams played to a scoreless draw.