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Red Bulls RB Albright out 4-6 weeks


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The injury bug has hit Chris Albright again.

The New York Red Bulls right back underwent surgery for a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee and will miss the next 4-6 weeks, the team announced on Tuesday.

It's not the first time Albright has suffered this injury. He tore his left lateral meniscus in 2009 and missed almost all of the season. He became a fixture at right back for the Red Bulls after regaining fitness last season and moving to the club from New England. He made 18 starts in the regular season and two more in the playoffs and was a finalist for 2010 MLS Comeback Player of the Year.

New signing Teemu Tainio figures to slot into Albright's right back position for the time being, though fellow offseason signing Jan Gunnar Solli could also play there.

What do you think about the news? Do you see the Red Bulls' defense suffering with Albright out?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Unfortunate. When healthy, Albright is one of the best RBs in the league. Very underrated. Good delivery. Good sense.

  2. He got scythed down by Bill Gaudette like 5 years ago and has never really been the same since.

    Then soon after he had another injury where he landed from a height of 3-4 feet straight down on one locked leg, with his weight moving forward–it just looked awful. I think it tore away hip sinews or something.

  3. We’ll be fine with either Solli or Teemu back there, but I feel bad for Albright. To come all the way back & get hurt again is just terrible.

  4. would actually like to see teemu play. wonder if he’s faster than Albright. but hope he recovers faster then expected. you news depth to succeed I’n MLS.


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