Tyler Adams was hobbled by a bad tackle from Panama's Justin Simons during the US U-20 Men's National Team's opening game of the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.
It was quickly clear there might be longer-term consequences for Adams than simply having to leave a match early.
At New York Red Bulls' 2017 Media Day, head coach Jesse Marsch briefly provided his understanding of Adams' condition, telling the gathered press:
I'm sure you all saw Tyler pick up a little bit of an injury. We are hopeful that -- he's getting an MRI today. I haven't gotten the results yet. But we're hopeful that it's not of a major variety and hopefully only one or two weeks. That's the initial indication. And if that's the case, then he might not be able to play in the rest of the tournament, but he should be able to come back to us and contribute quickly when he gets back here.
That was in the context of a question asking Marsch to explain how he intended to fill the gap in his team left by the trade of former club captain and central midfield stalwart Dax McCarty: Sean Davis and Tyler Adams, was Marsch's response in a nutshell.
There are slightly more troubling diagnoses being floated:
For now, it appears Adams is not being sent back to his club. US Soccer has let it be known he won't be playing in the USA U-20s' game against Haiti on February 21, but it seems he is remaining with his teammates at the tournament in Costa Rica for the moment.