Kemar Lawrence is expected to rejoin the Red Bulls in Kansas City. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
HANOVER, N.J. — Kemar Lawrence has endured a rollercoaster ride the past few days.
The Jamaican international left back scored the game-winning goal in the Red Bulls’ 2-1 home victory over the Chicago Fire Saturday.
He also was evaluated for a concussion during the encounter at Red Bull Arena before he was cleared by the Major League Soccer club.
“We had all our medical team check on him all last week,” Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch told reporters after practice at the Red Bulls training facility. “He came through fine.”
And on Monday, he left the team to attend his grandmother’s funeral in Jamaica.
“We’re happy he’s OK and we hope he gets through the next couple of days in a good way,” Marsch said.
Lawrence is expected to rejoin the team in Kansas City Tuesday for Wednesday night’s encounter at Sporting Kansas City.