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New England Revolution star striker questionable for NYCFC match

Adam Buksa recovering from injury, scheduled to return to full training before New England Revolution’s playoff match against NYCFC

Albania v Poland - 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
Adam Buksa missed Poland’s FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in November with a foot injury.
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Adam Buksa, the New England Revolution striker and Poland international, was set to return to full training yesterday after a foot injury sidelined him in early November. According to the Bent Musket, Revolution manager Bruce Arena is optimistic Buksa will play in Tuesday’s MLS Cup Playoff match against New York City FC.

One of New England’s Designated Players, the 25-year-old Buksa led the team with 16 goals in 2021. He didn’t play in the Revolution’s surprising 0-1 loss at home to Inter Miami FC on November 7, when New England managed only three shots on goal.

MLS Insider reported that Buksa suffered a broken metatarsal, but could not confirm the specific nature of the injury. “Arena later told media that Buksa played injured for two games,” according to the Bent Musket.

For much of the year, Buksa was the focus of New England’s attack. In an interview earlier this week with Hudson River Blue, New England writer Sam Minton stated that Buksa “has really come into form this season. In the air he is lethal and both of the Revs outside backs like to whip crosses into the box.”

All of us here at Hudson River Blue wish Buksa a full recovery in one to two weeks.