I am looking for a single word that describes an instance where a soccer player is either late for a match, injured, or deemed unable to play for some span of time.
In all instances, the player may eventually be able to join the match.
The meaning of the word should convey that the player is not necessarily out of the match for good.
I considered 'inactive' and 'unavailable', but they sound more permanent.
'Sidelined' may be okay, but I'm not sure it conveys a meaning of being late for a match.