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Calf strain sidelines Sal Zizzo for New York Red Bulls' April 22 match against Columbus Crew

And the tradition of pre-game injury announcements continues.

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Minutes before the publication of the starting lineup for their game against Columbus Crew, the New York Red Bulls announced that Sal Zizzo - starting right-back for most of the season to date - would miss the April 22 match.

The team's official statement described a calf strain as the issue, and promised the player would be re-evaluated in the week following the Crew game.

Zizzo has been the starter at right-back for much of RBNY's start to the 2017 season in part because there weren't many other options in the squad: Connor Lade's years has been interrupted by injury; Panama international Amir Murillo was signed to challenge for the starting RB job, but is still settling in to his new surroundings.

But Lade is assumed to be fit again and RBNY head coach Jesse Marsch has repeatedly stated that he expects Murillo to quickly emerge as a starting-caliber option for the team.