Harrison, NJ (Sports Network) - Red Bull New York midfielder Tim Cahill will
miss the next 3-4 weeks after suffering a torn posterior cruciate ligament in
his right knee, the club announced on Tuesday.
Cahill sustained the injury during last Saturday's wild 4-3 win over Real Salt
Lake after RSL's Yordany Alvarez went in with a hard tackle in the fourth
minute of the match.
"It's a very big loss to us," New York head coach Mike Petke said. "Like I
said, I think it was a very reckless and careless challenge. I don't think it
was intentional. I don't think Salt Lake plays like that, but I think it was
just a very careless challenge to the knee and it's going to be a very big loss
Despite the injury, Cahill scored the opening goal against RSL in the 11th
minute and played until he was subbed off five minutes from time.
In his first full season with the Red Bulls, the Australia international has
enjoyed a stellar campaign, scoring six goals to go along with three assists in
Cahill was named to the MLS All-Star game along with Thierry Henry, but he was
forced to withdraw from the match and was replaced on the roster by
Philadelphia Union striker Jack McInerney.
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