(Red Bulls defender Chris Duvall keeps NYC FC’s David Villa from getting to Luis Robles last Sunday at Yankee Stadium – Photo by Mike Lawrence)
New York Red Bulls defender Chris Duvall underwent successful surgery this morning to repair a broken Tibia, the club announced today. The injury was suffered in Wednesday night’s 4-1 win over the New York Cosmos in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Duvall is expected to miss 3-4 months.
The injury occurred on Wednesday night in the 83rd minute, as the Cosmos’ Hunter Gorskie and Duvall were going for a ball, and Duvall took the worst of it, as he would up being taken off the field on a stretcher.
Marsch said of Duvall’s status after the game, “We are all hopeful that Chris isn’t as bad as it looked. He has been a very important guy and hopefully it is just a bad contusion.”
Marsch said of the play, “I think they both went in hard but I think that Chris wend in sideways and I think Gorskie went in more with his studs up. I think it should have been a red card I don’t know what the ref was looking at frankly. Again, that is endangering an opponent, that is the definition of endangering an opponent.”