D.C. United’s Mohammed Abu is likely to miss the rest of the regular season after suffering a horrible knee injury.
The defensive midfielder tore the medial collateral ligament and meniscus in his left knee just before halftime of a 2-2 draw with visiting Toronto FC on Saturday night, United officials said Monday.
Pending additional consultation, the team has not set a timetable for Abu’s return.
However, Abu suffered a grade 3 MCL injury, a complete tear that typically requires surgery and four to eight weeks of recovery.
The MLS regular season will end Nov. 8, which is less than seven weeks away, meaning the 28-year old Ghanaian international season with DC United could be practically over for him.
Abu was injured sliding into Pablo Piatti as the Toronto midfielder attempted to shoot from the top of the penalty area.
“It was a brave play from him, but the power of the strike, I think his knee gave way a little bit,” Coach Ben Olsen said Saturday.