Agudelo Diagnosed with Meniscus Tear in Left Knee
Forward Will Return to New York Red Bulls on Sunday for Further Evaluation
March 24, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 24, 2012) — U.S. Under-23 forward Juan Agudelo has been diagnosed with a meniscus tear in his left knee following an MRI evaluation. Agudelo will return to the New York Red Bulls on Sunday to consult with team physicians on a treatment plan and a timeframe for recovery.
Agudelo suffered the injury during the USA’s 6-0 victory against Cuba on March 22 in their first group match of the 2012 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying tournament. Per tournament rules, no replacement player may be added to the roster.
Leading Group A with three points after one match, the U.S. faces Canada the second match of 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. CT, and the match will be broadcast live on the Universal Sports Network, mun2 and CONCACAF.com. Fans also can follow the game via ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer.