Although his New York Red Bulls teammates are optimistic about upcoming test results, Florian Valot's injury exit from the Week 3 match against the San Jose Earthquakes was a tough blow to endure.
That's mainly due to memories of his season-ending injury in 2018, when he suffered an ACL tear in his left knee during training and missed the second half of the 2018 season after emerging as an important contributor.
"They [team staff] were optimistic about his injury, but my first thought is 'I'm hoping he's ok,'" said Red Bulls goalkeeper and captain Luis Robles. "Flo's a very important guy for us and for us to lose him last year was a big blow and we were excited this year when he came back to the field."
Valot left the field in the 35th minute of his team's 4-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes at Red Bull Arena. He was replaced by Alex Muyl, who scored two goals to help the Eastern Conference contenders rebound from a 1-0 deficit.