D.C. United right back Robbie Russell will be out for around a month with a foot injury, head coach Ben Olsen revealed on Thursday. Russell, who tore some tissue at the bottom of his left foot, will wear a walking boot and will not begin rehabilitation for one to two weeks.
The 33-year-old right back has been a key contributor for D.C. United since he joined the team from Real Salt Lake in the offseason, but hasn't been able to stay in the lineup at right back all year due to injuries to both himself and other defenders.
Andy Najar has moved back from right midfield to play right back on a few occasions this season, but he is currently on Olympic duty with Honduras. Perry Kitchen looked uncomfortable during his turn at right back this season, so he will likely stay at center midfield while Chris Korb joins the starting lineup this weekend against the Columbus Crew. Korb replaced Russell when he went off injured in D.C.'s 4-0 loss to the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday.
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