Ronald Zubar leaves Red Bulls preseason training with knee injury

IMAGE, MATT KREMKAU FOR EMPIRE OF SOCCER

by DAVE MARTINEZ

Ronald Zubar’s injury issues have followed him into 2016.

EoS has learned the veteran French centerback picked up a knee injury during preseason training. He has traveled out to New Jersey for further evaluation.

Zubar picked up the injury against the Jacksonville Armada in the team’s second preseason scrimmage of the year. He left in the 25th minute, replaced by MLS SuperDraft pick, Zach Carroll.

There is little known about the severity of the injury at this time, though it has been described as simply “knee discomfort.” The return to New Jersey is said to be precautionary as to avoid the pitfalls that plagued Zubar’s 2015 season.

Last year, Zubar suffered both quad and hamstring injuries throughout the season, limiting him to 12 match appearances and eight starts overall. Like last season, the Red Bulls envisioned Zubar as a potential week-to-week starter, particularly with the absence of Matt Miazga. Currently, the club counts Zubar in a small pool of centerbacks which also includes the aforementioned Carroll, Karl Ouimette and the injured Damien Perrinelle.

Update: Following this report, the New York Red Bulls offered a statement from head coach Jesse Marsch. 

“Ronald is back in New Jersey getting some treatment for an injury,” said Red Bulls Head Coach Jesse Marsch. “We trust our medical team to monitor his progress and we hope to have Ronald back in camp soon.”

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george
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george
6 months 28 days ago

NYRB’s really need to cut their losses with this guy and let him go.

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Andrew Bissonette
6 months 28 days ago
I think that would make things even worse at CB. We need him even if he isn’t always healthy. We know already the difficulties in the MLS schedule, but take into account that we have the US Open Cup that we know the club is going to take seriously and try to win and the fact that we’ll have at 4 CCL group games and then hopefully playoffs. We’re talking about playing anywhere from 39-48 games this season(Most likely 42-45). We’ll need him for depth, even if its just for USOC, CCL and a few spot MLS starts. If he… Read more »
Kevin
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Kevin
6 months 28 days ago

I just don’t see the upside to him

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6 months 28 days ago

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slowleftarm
6 months 28 days ago

Time to open up a new can of center backs

paul
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paul
6 months 28 days ago

So Ouimetter goes up for National Team duty and they start ? and ? at CB. Even if they sign Baah, that gives them two healthy CBs, one of whom is very suspect (Ouimette). Guess Ali doesn’t think they need any CBs while they have 20 mid-fielders.

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[…] As first reported by Empire of Soccer , Zubar left the team’s camp in Orlando because of a reported knee injury. While there is no word yet as to the severity of the knock, the 30-year-old Frenchman has flown back north to tend to the issue. […]

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[…] As first reported by Empire of Soccer, Zubar left the team’s camp in Orlando because of a reported knee injury. While there is no word yet as to the severity of the knock, the 30-year-old Frenchman has flown back north to tend to the issue. […]

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[…] nu kan holdet have fået endnu et stor slag, allerede inden denne sæson er gået i gang. Empire of Soccer skriver, at Ronald Zubar har forladt klubbens træningslejr og er rejst hjem til New York, efter […]

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[…] clubs, which was enough on its own to make that 4/1 look shaky – and that was before Ronald Zubar pulled up lame. Then again, the Red Bulls might have already found a replacement (but how well will he work?). […]

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