Ghanaian football defender Gideon Baah who plays for the New York Red Bull, suffered a broken tibia this past weekend and may miss up to five months of action.
According to reports, the footballer suffered a non-contact injury during a match against the Portland Timbers on last Sunday.
The club has announced that the former Asante Kotoko left back underwent a successful surgery for his fractured left tibia. The surgery was performed by Red Bulls team physician Dr. Riley Williams at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
Baah left Sunday’s match against the Portland Timbers in the 22nd minute, crumbling into a pile in an apparent non-contact injury.
He was stretchered off the field, making way for Damien Perrinelle, who made his first regular season start since October of last year and his first professional appearance for the team since falling injured against DC last November.
Baah has made just nine MLS appearances, scoring two goals through six total starts. He has also featured for New York Red Bulls II of the USL where he underwent most of his recovery work prior to joining the first team.