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By DAN KARELL
Tim Cahill isn’t one to leave a match before the final whistle. That’s why his 85th minute substitution in Saturday’s New York Red Bulls victory against Real Salt Lake was troubling, as was his swollen right knee after the match.
On Tuesday, the Red Bulls confirmed the news that the club was hoping to avoid. Cahill has suffered a torn PCL in his right knee, keeping him out for 3-4 weeks. Surgery will not be required.
The Red Bulls designated player suffered the injury in the 4th minute with a studs up challenge from Yordany Alvarez of RSL, who was shown a yellow card for the tackle. Despite the injury, Cahill went on to score in the 4-3 victory from a diving header.
On Sunday, Cahill was replaced on the All-Star Game roster by Jack McInerney.
In the month of August, the Red Bulls travel to Sporting Kansas City (8/3), the Columbus Crew (8/10) and Chivas USA (8/25), while host just one match against the Philadelphia Union (8/17).
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