The New York Red Bulls are making a habit of late-breaking roster news on game day. Last week, the RBNY starting lineup for the game against Seattle was preceded by the news Kemar Lawrence wasn't available. This week, the Red Bulls dropped the news Mike Grella is out of action for several weeks in advance of revealing the team to face Real Salt Lake.
In the original announcement, it was suggested Grella will be sidelined for "four to five weeks". After the RSL game, Jesse Marsch fielded a question about his injured attacker, and the RBNY head coach offered a slightly more optimistic assessment:
Yeah, it's the same issue with Mike. He's going to have three to four weeks off because we're going to try some treatments with it and hope that we can -- it's his knee. It's like his knee/quad muscle. So we're trying to try some treatments there to see if we can solve some of the pain issues he's having. And we're hopeful that it means there will be nothing more that needs to happen, so it's probably going to take three to four weeks.