RBNY: Gideon Baah Officially Ruled Out For 2017

As we reported first yesterday, Red Bull New York defender Gideon Baah has been placed on season-ending injury reserve, and will not be available to the club. The Ghanaian broke his leg in July of 2016, and was originally scheduled to miss only four to five months, per the club. 

When reached for comment the club declined, only confirming the roster, which lists him on the season-ending injury list, is official. Due to the extraordinary disparity between expected recovery time and his current prognosis, it’s safe to assume Baah suffered some form of setback during his initial recovery.

Per MLS rules, players placed on season-ending injury reserve cannot feature for the club in any competition that season. The only way bash could take the pitch would be for their USL affiliate, New York Red Bulls II – which he did while rehabbing a different injury last year. He will, however, continue to receive his salary of $315,000.

RBNY midfielder Felipe holds up injured Gideon Baah’s jersey in solidarity after scoring a goal in 2016