At the time of writing, there was no official description of the severity or consequence of the injury that forced Kemar Lawrence out of Jamaica's 1-0 loss to Venezuela in Copa America, beyond the well-reported post-match news snippet provided by Reggae Boyz assistant coach Miguel Coley:
Word in the Jamaica press conference is a "slight groin tear" for Kemar Lawrence. Doctor will further assess in coming days.— Paul Tenorio (@PaulTenorio) June 5, 2016
But there is suggestion that Lawrence's injury status has now been determined:
Kemar "Taxi" Lawrence is out of Copa America. Hurt his groin in the game vs. Venezuela and is undergoing treatment in Cali. Unfortunate.— Earl H Bailey (@BaldEagleJa) June 6, 2016
That is not an official statement, but Earl Bailey is Jamaican journalist who has been regularly tweeting news and images from the Reggae Boyz camp:
Ricardo Morris will not replace Simon Dawkins as he was found with medical issue after an ECG. Joel Grant will.— Earl H Bailey (@BaldEagleJa) June 2, 2016
Goal!!! Reggae Boyz in training pic.twitter.com/uhm4sZnxvy— Earl H Bailey (@BaldEagleJa) June 2, 2016
Inside the Private jet that flew the Reggae Boyz from Chicago to California. Comfortable. pic.twitter.com/PW41m22p5z— Earl H Bailey (@BaldEagleJa) June 6, 2016
If Lawrence has been ruled out the tournament, it might suggest Jamaica has decided there is no hope of the player assisting them even if they were to make the final on June 26 (not looking like a strong possibility at the moment, admittedly).
When and if official confirmation of this report is received, it will probably be left up to the New York Red Bulls to speculate as to when their player might be fit to play again. RBNY's next competitive game is in US Open Cup on June 15, and the club has three league matches on the schedule between June 19 and 25.