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Report: Karl Ouimette won't be recalled to help New York Red Bulls

RBNY has injury problems again. Karl Ouimette won't be the solution this time around.

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Red Bulls' lost two starting defenders to injury in one game for the second time this season, and once again find themselves facing an injury crisis.

Currently, the team has six fit, full-time defenders to cover the four positions on the back line. Tyler Adams is a hypothetical seventh: the 17-year-old is being groomed to be a defensive midfielder, but can also play in defense and was recently mentioned as a possible solution to one of RBNY's earlier back-four selection headaches.

One option the team has already tried is currently on season-long loan to NASL's Jacksonville Armada. Karl Ouimette started six league games at the beginning of the year, when RBNY was coping with its first major spate of injuries in the squad.

His loan to Jacksonville and Chris Duvall's emergence as the squad's go-to, in-a-pinch, stand-in CB suggest the club has decided it won't be relying on Ouimette any further this season. Jesse Marsch's latest comments would seem to confirm that hypothesis:

So Ouimette will stay in Jacksonville. The team will get through the current injury crisis without him. Other options will be explored.