The attack-minded 26-year-old Frenchman had started both games for the Red Bulls this season, but had to depart after 35 minutes on Saturday. The club later announced that Valot will undergo surgery in the coming weeks with team doctors at the Hospital for Special Surgery. A timetable for return will be established after surgery.
Just wanted to share that as I feared, I torn my Right ACL. At that precise moment @luisrobles_31 told me “We got this”. I take it as like “I got this and we will be there with you”. I went through it once I can do it again. I am thankful and blessed by all the support already received throughout the organization and beyond. Road to recovery starts now. You guys can’t get ride of me that easily and I’ll be back stronger . . . . . . #rbny #newyork #nyc #newyorkredbulls #redbull #soccer #injury #mls #player #staystrong #recovery #acl #roadtorecovery #france #player #smile #positive
He previously missed the second half of last season after suffering the same injury in his left knee. Up to that point, he had scored three goals and contributed five assists over 14 appearances in his first MLS season.
Valot signed with New York from their USL Red Bulls II side prior to the 2018 season. He played collegiately at nearby Rider.