During the last 10 minutes of the New York Red Bulls' US Open Cup match with the New York Cosmos, defenseman Chris Duvall collided with Hunter Gorskie during a 50-50 ball. Gorskie seemed to come in with his studs up and make contact with Duvall's right leg.
It has been confirmed by Eric Giacometti that Duvall's tibia has been broken and will be out 3-4 months. This will take the Red Bulls through the entire regular season. At the earliest, Duvall will be very lucky if he makes it back in time for the playoffs. Once A Metro wishes Chris a speedy recovery. Hopefully the 23-year old will heal quickly.
Timing on the injury is a double-edged sword. On the positive, MLS' summer transfer window is open, so if the team would like to find a new right back, now is the time. For the negative, RB is already down a slew of defensemen this month. They are losing Roy Miller (Costa Rica), Karl Ouimette (Canada) and Kemar Lawrence (Jamaica) to Gold Cup action. Also, they released Andrew Jean-Baptiste a week ago. This could free up a roster spot for a transfer.
The Red Bulls are back in action on July 4th, when they travel to the Columbus Crew SC. Home of leading goal scorer Kei Kamara and assist leader Ethan Findlay.