Red Bulls midfielder Lloyd Sam will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a knee injury in Saturday's scoreless draw against Sporting Kansas City.
Head Coach Hans Backe spoke to media Tuesday following the team's training session at Montclair State University to unveil the upsetting news.
“Lloyd Sam is out for the season, unfortunately,” said Backe. “Knee injury, I don’t know the exact diagnosis but he’s out, definitely.”
The diagnosis has since been labeled a PCL injury, and the team is exploring options to avoid surgery.
Since joining the Red Bulls in mid-August, Sam played in five matches, starting in two. The former Notts County midfielder first set foot on the pitch for New York as a sub in a 2-2 draw against DC United on Aug. 29. He registered his first assist on Sept. 29 in a 4-1 win over Toronto.