DAVID SMITH - Monday, July 28, 2014
Just days before the start of his inaugural season in the 2. Bundesliga, RB Leipzig striker Terrence Boyd has sustained a knee injury that will keep him sidelined until October.
According to an official press release from the team, "the injury occurred in Saturday's test game against Queens Park Rangers without any external contact."
This lead to what has been evaluated as a "partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in the right knee" and will keep Boyd off the field for at least ten weeks.
"The ACL will not be operated upon," the statement continues, "but will be handled with conservative methods."
The injury is a major blow for the 2. Bundesliga upstarts from Leipzig, who are due to raise the curtain on their first-ever season in Germany's second tier on Saturday afternoon in Red Bull Arena against Aalen.
Boyd had played in the team's previous four pre-season games since making the move from Rapid Vienna to Leipzig earlier in the month, netting two goals including one against French Champions Paris St. Germain.
Should he return on schedule, Boyd would be in line to make his debut for the team following the mid-October international break against FC Nürnberg.