New York Red Bulls will be without key defender Ibrahim Sekagya, in there next game that is the season finale with Sporting Kansas City next weekend in the Eastern Conference of the Major League Soccer in the United States.
The former Uganda Cranes skipper sustained the injury in their game against Toronto FC, which they won 3-1 as they continued with their impressive run in the Major League Soccer.
“I have to be out [of action] like two weeks,” Sekagya told MLSsoccer.com after Saturday morning’s practice at Red Bull Arena. “Actually, I’m going to start going out with the ball and I will see how it will be. Maybe in Kansas I’m ready.”
Sekagya might be hoping to return by next Sunday’s season finale at Sporting Kansas City, but that seems a tad too optimistic given that the Ugandan defender only began jogging on Saturday after spending the past week limited to gym work. He does not want to rush his return, either, but knows that the playoffs are looming.
“That’s what I’m doing now, just try to take the time so that I come back when I’m feeling already good,” said Sekagya. “Not just rushing because I know we have two important games right now, tomorrow (Sunday) and also Kansas, because we need those two wins to be in a good position. But I just want to be back exactly when I’m fit so that I can come back to the team without injury”
Still, Sekagya has proven to be very valuable recent weeks. Since being reintroduced back into the lineup in July, Sekagya has turned in more solid performances than not en route to a string of 13 consecutive starts.
He has helped limit the heavy defensive struggles the Red Bulls had earlier in the season, while also putting a stop to the revolving door at the center back spot next to Jamison Olave.