Horrible news at the worst time has hit the USMNT, as Terrence Boyd has suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament, his club Red Bull Leipzig confirmed.
In a series of tweets, the 2.Bundesliga club confirmed that Boyd tore his ACL and lateral meniscus in his right knee during today’s 1-0 league loss to Ingolstadt.
Boyd was withdrawn in the 37th minute of the match, just six minutes after receiving a yellow card. The news is even more bitter to swallow as Boyd had just returned from an ACL tear in early October, with three goals in seven matches across all competitions since his return.
His previous injury was only a partially torn ACL, and kept him out for 10 weeks without requiring surgery. However, the club confirmed that this one is worse, and he will need surgery that will require a full recovery of several months.
Boyd has 13 caps for the US National Team, and was a part of the preliminary roster for the 2014 World Cup, although he was beat out by Chris Wondolowski for the final striker spot. He will now likely miss the Gold Cup next summer, which begins July 7th.
“Shock diagnosis for @TBoyd91 – the ACL ligament in the right knee is torn, as well as the lateral meniscus #TB18”
“The news was revealed by an MRI this evening. #TB18 will be operated on in the next few days and will be out several months. Good luck @TBoyd91!”
“All we can say is that we’re behind you, Terrence! You can do this! #GetWellSoonTerrenceBoyd”