RBII’s Konrad Plewa suffers stroke; senior team shows support

IMAGE, MATT KREMKAU FOR EMPIRE OF SOCCER

by DAVE MARTINEZ

Wondering about the meaning of the “Two Teams, One Voice” t-shirts bearing Konrad Plewa’s name last night?

In a show of solidarity, the New York Red Bulls came out in specialized training shirts in honor of their Red Bulls II brethren who suffered a stroke just a week prior.

“He had a stroke after coming back from Richmond,” head coach Jesse Marsch said after the match. “They took a bus, they got back at like five in the morning and at 11 o’clock in the morning on Sunday morning, he started losing feeling in his arm and part of his face. And so he had to be rushed to the hospital and they found that he had a stroke.

“They went in and cleared the blockage and it seems like he’s recovering in a really good way.”

Plewa, 24, is currently the fourth most played player on the RBII side, earning 18 appearances, 16 starts and 1,372 minutes on defense. He is also a big part of the team’s success. RBII are currently one point from first place with a 13-3-5 record.

There is no word on his recovery time at the moment of this report.

“It was awesome man,” Marsch said of the display. “It was awesome that the guys were wearing that shirt.”

 


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