August 17, 2013
'LET'S HOPE IT'S NOT TOO SERIOUS'
Petke's concerned about Olave's quad injury
By Michael Lewis
|Jamsion Olave suffered a quad injury n the Red Bulls' scoreless tie with the Philaelphia Union.
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HARRISON, N.J. -- The Red Bulls are holding their collective breaths today about the condition of central defender Jamison Olave.
Olave was forced to leave the game in the 75th minute with a quad injury in New York's scoreless draw with the Philadelphia Union at Red Bull arena on Saturday night.
He was replaced by right back Brandon Barklage as Marcus Holgersson moved from his starting right back slot into the middle along with Ibrahim Sekagya.
The severity of the injury was immediately known, although losing Olave for any amount of time could hurt the Red Bulls' back four. While he was not voted to the Major League Soccer all-star team, Olave has been the kingpin of the New York backline with his physical play and ability to get the ball out of harm's way.
"It just happened," Red Bulls coach Mike Petke said of the injury. "It lookedlike he came up lame with his quad. He's also a guy who's played a lot of minute this year obviously. Let's hope it's not too serious. We'll have a report on him probably tomorrow [Sunday]."