On an eighth-minute tackle from D.C. United’s Dejan Jakovic over the weekend, New York Red Bulls’ Tim Cahill suffered a torn ligament in his right ankle. Not only will Cahill likely be out for nearly a month, if not more, but this will be the second time in two months that the MLS star will be sidelined due to injury.
New York manager Mike Petke voiced his displeasure for the lack of discipline against the tackles that have led to the absence of Cahill from the team’s lineup for a good portion of the season.
“I’m a bit angry that now within two months we have two tackles on Cahill that sideline him. This time, it‘s going to be around three to four weeks, last time it was close to three weeks. Two tackles, that he tears a PCL and now he has ligament damage, and both of them go unpunished [in the games].”
Cahill will be joined on the sideline by fellow teammates Roy Miller and Connor Lade. Brandon Barklage is another player that may potentially miss some time due to injury. Miller is dealing with an Achilles, while Lade gets over a knee issue.
Petke’s side will head into their match-up with the Houston Dynamo on Sunday without at least three key contributors.