The injury took place during New York’s match against the Chicago Fire Sunday at Toyota Park. In the 38th minute, McCarty sustained the injury when he collided with Chicago midfielder Khaly Thiam. He was helped off the field and would not return.
In his tweet, McCarty said, “Good news: no torn ligaments, no surgery required. Bad news; small tibial plateau fracture. Recovery time anywhere from 4-6 weeks, depending on how fast the bone heals.”
There was no official announcement by the team prior to McCarty sharing information of his injury on Twitter.
Over the next six weeks, the Red Bulls have six MLS matches: at LA Galaxy, home vs. Montreal, at DC United, home vs. New England, at Vancouver, home vs. DC United. New York also has three CONCACAF Champions League matches over the same time frame.
While McCarty said he was “bummed” about the news of his injury, he said he is thankful that it wasn’t worse.
“Just wanted to say a massive thankyou to everyone who has reached out to check in,” he said. “Friends, family, fans, other players around the league, your support is greatly appreciated. I’ll be back stronger and ready for the playoff push.”